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river8
Sep 10, 2013 11:02 AM CST
There are many seedlings around my Rivina Humulis (pigeon-berry) plant. Will these transplant without much problem? I just now put a few seedlings in 4 in pots to grow awhile before planting. People are asking me for seedlings but online I primarily see seeds as the way to propagate. How long is it from seedling to full grown plant?
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Sep 10, 2013 11:28 AM CST
Warm welcome from the Pacific NW. Although I am unfamiliar with pigeonberry, it appears to be a native in much of the US. What area are you in? It also appears to be well-liked by birds, which is often how native plants are propagated. My guess is your potted up seedlings would be a good way to share with friends. Someone more familiar with this particular plant will chime in shortly. Enjoy the site.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 10, 2013 11:43 AM CST
Hi river8, and a big Welcome! to ATP. So glad to meet your.

What a lovely plant, it is new to me also.
It seems to be a tough plant if given the right growing conditions. I see it can also be started from cuttings. I would think you could make a transition to a new home if the roots were protected during transit.

Here is what we have in the database. Rouge plant (Rivina humilis)
Name: Deborah Krieger
Manistee, Michigan
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deborahkrieger1
Sep 13, 2013 9:40 AM CST
I saw the pennies in the bird bath idea.
Now I am wondering if the copper could harm the birds is they drink it.?
Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 13, 2013 11:43 AM CST
Welcome to ATP! Welcome!
There was a discussion about this a couple of months ago in this thread here:
The thread "Pennies in the birdbath..." in Ask a Question forum
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 13, 2013 2:25 PM CST
Hi Deborah, and a big Welcome! to ATP. Hurray!

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