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Laurentia axillaris

Laurentia axillaris
Synonym(s) Isotoma axillaris; Solenopsis axillaris
Common name blue star creeper
Family campanulaceae
Life cycle ?
Flowers blue (summer)
Size 6"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

I'm confused about this one, don't know if it's an annual or a (tender) perennial. But I know that I love the blue flowers on the low-growing mounds of mid-green foliage - they started blooming in late July - perhaps I should start my seed earlier next year.
Uh oh - last year's plants didn't set seed, and the original batch didn't germinate. Looks like I'll be doing without until I get some new seed.

blue star creeper

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '02 trade. Baggy 70F (67%G, 10-13d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (68%G, 11-16d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (21d) - 70F with light (4w). No G.
  4. Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (85%G, 8-12d)
  5. Seed from '10 trade for "Laurentia sp.". Baggy 70F (76%G, 8-12d)
  6. Seed from '10 trade for "Laurentia sp.". Baggy 70F (80+%G, 9-15d)
  7. Seed from '10 trade for "Laurentia sp.". Baggy 70F (72%G, 9-15d)
  8. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (no G, 27d)

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