One of my truly treasured plants (perhaps because it was one of my earlier seed successes), this meadow rue is like a petite version of T. rochebruneanum - the same lavender flowers with bright yellow anthers, but much shorter, and much finer foliage. The only negative is that it is much less sturdy than its larger cousin, and prone to toppling over. If only staking were part of my gardening repertoire, that problem would be a mere trifle :-)
||Yunnan meadow rue
||ordinary garden soil
||My plant hardly ever sets viable seed. When it does, it germinates at room temperature.
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Robert||Aug 08, 2009||I wonder if your height description is correct. Many others seem to expect this plant to be taller and my plant is flowering at over 6 ft this year. It could be that my plant is labeld wrong and that we are all talking about T. rochebruneanum. Do you know to tell these two apart? |
I'm not sure - I may just have a runt of a specimen. I started some new ones from a batch of traded seed earlier this year, so we'll see how those perform.
- Seed from '00 JLH order. Baggy treated with 1000 ppm GA-3 overnight, then 70F (40%G, starting 15d)
- Seed from '03 garden. Baggy 70F (no G; probably duds)
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 65F (35%G, 8-14d)
- Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 70F (96%G, 7-16d)
Evaluating if you have real seed is easier if you peel off the leathery husk. If viable, you'll find a shiny oblong seed inside. If not, there will be no seed, or a shriveled one.
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February 19, 2009