|Early April bud
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.
|white or pink/yellow (summer)
|well drained soil (not too dry)
|germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|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
About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Townsendia rothrockii
- Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F (89%G, 4-13d)
- Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (72%G, 5-12d)
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