Seeds forum: Alyssum (Aurinia saxatilis) germination

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jun 4, 2013 5:32 AM CST
Mine didn't sprout. I thought these were supposed to be easy?? Blinking

Any tips? How do you start yours? Is it too late to try again for blooms this year in zone 5b/6?
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jun 4, 2013 9:22 AM CST
Mine didn't either. I have better luck with reseeding ones. I have been having a lot of seeds that are not germinating and this isn't my first rodeo! Hilarious!
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CarolineScott
Jun 4, 2013 9:34 AM CST
Allyssum saxatilis has not germinated for me.
I sowed it last fall over some tulip bulbs.
I can do cuttings from the established plants.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jun 4, 2013 10:36 AM CST
Ah, then I guess I'll let it pass for now. Plenty of other stuff to do.

Thanks bunches!
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 4, 2013 3:48 PM CST
According to Swallowtail Seeds, it wants fairly cool temps to germinate, around 65 deg. Maybe you kept them too warm? And you're not supposed to cover them. I know, basic stuff. Never tried them myself. Or maybe the seeds don't keep well?
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Jun 4, 2013 3:58 PM CST
I never tried A. saxatilis.

With Lobularia maritima (common name Alyssum) I would throw some saved seeds into cracks in the sidewalk or among the weeds, then stand back.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jun 4, 2013 3:59 PM CST
Maybe they were too warm. Thanks, Woofie. Thumbs up
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jun 4, 2013 4:01 PM CST
Heh, heh, Rick. I think I was under the impression that these would be the same way! Hilarious!
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Jun 4, 2013 5:51 PM CST
I was careful to look up to requirements for Canna lilies after I bought some. However, I spelled it "Calla" ...

Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jun 4, 2013 7:06 PM CST
Whoops! Whistling Just a bit of difference between those two!
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jun 4, 2013 7:44 PM CST
Yes, where's my dunce-hat icon?

I guess this will serve:

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 4, 2013 8:03 PM CST

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too funny.. you guys are the best
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
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RickCorey
Jun 4, 2013 8:15 PM CST
I appreciate that you let us play around.

If I had any knowledge or useful advice or even lame opinion that was on-topic , I'd surely offer it.

Instead - Clowns-R-Us.

Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jun 4, 2013 8:48 PM CST
Oh, geez, Rick! I'm glad I'm not the only one who's gotten those two confused! Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jun 5, 2013 10:32 AM CST
I'm sorry to hear that. I'm ESPECIALLY sorry to learn that confusion can be contagious.


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