Cheerful bright yellow flowers in early spring. We got a few tentative flowers in late June of their first year. In a previous attempt, the plants didn't make it to year two, so I'm glad to at least see their blooms once (but hoping for a surviving crop this time around).
|caucasian leopard's bane
|ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
|germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Jun 15, 2011
|About 10 years ago I bought 3 Doronicum plants, harvested the seeds, and had a wunderful early spring garden for three or four years. As these plants aged, I tried to repeat the process but have not been able to get any the seeds to germinate. Are there any special requirements? I would prefer to start with purchased seeds. Any advice regarding suppliers?
Any spot in my garden in Central New York typically gets about 3 to 4 hrs of sunshine on a clear day because of mature maple trees.
I am usually spending the early spring in the south.
I've not had much success raising doronicum from seed - I can get seedlings just fine, but they tend to expire within a year. Not sure why. I don't know of suppliers off the top of my head, but they are not an uncommon perennial, so I think some of the major seed suppliers should carry them.
- Seed from '05 trade (trader 1). Baggy 70F (0%G, 17d)
Seed from '05 trade (trader 2). Baggy 70F (80%G, 10-14d)
- Seed from '09 trade. Baggy 70F (48%G, 6-11d)
- Seed from '09 trade. Baggy 70F (25%G, 9-19d)
Both seed lots looked viable. Just goes to show the world of seed-trading is fraught with uncertainty!
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