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Townsendia rothrockii

Townsendia rothrockii
Townsendia rothrockii
Early April bud

Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial?
Flowers white or pink/yellow (summer)
Size 2"
Light part shade
Cultural notes well drained soil (not too dry)
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate May

Low-growing plant with upward-facing daisy flowers held just above a mass of elongated leaves.I've tried to grow several Townsendia species from seed, but this is the first one I've managed to get through a full season, so I was pleased to see that all three plants in my trough were ready to burst into bloom by early April – when most of its neighbors were still looking decidedly winter-weary. Blooms opened fully in the second half of April. Most online photos show pure white flowers, making me wonder if mine were misidentified, but there were a few pink ones too, so I'll assume for now that the ID is correct.

Townsendia rothrockii
And the aftermath...

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F (89%G, 4-13d)
  2. Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (72%G, 5-12d)

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