||hairy wild petunia
||ordinary garden soil (drought-tolerant)
||give a few months cold, germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||early November|
South-central US native, occurs naturally in open woods, prairies, and fields. Started from seed in early 2005, I wasn't sure if our crop had overwintered, and forgot about them until mid-summer 2006, when all of a sudden I noticed a soft-blue flower on a lax plant with hairy stems and leaves. Nice enough, although I haven't figured out yet where in our garden would best suit it. The barbed-hairy seedpods are interesting in their own right, and occur in clusters along the stem.
In spring of 2007, I confirmed the late-rising nature of the plants: their regrowth did not become apparent until early May.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Elise||Feb 13, 2011||Both the pink and the blue are terrible weeds in my San Diego yard. They spread underground very rapidly and throw seeds everywhere. I am constantly pulling and digging them up. Maybe they just love our climate. |
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