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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Oct 12, 2014 2:03 PM CST
I just ordered some seeds for Calandrinia Umbelleta 'Ruby Tuesday'. Has anyone had any success growing this?
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vic
Oct 13, 2014 3:44 PM CST

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I had to google it. Wasn't sure what it was so no, I've not grown it. Please let us know how it does for you. Sure is pretty. Thumbs up
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Boopaints
Oct 14, 2014 7:39 AM CST

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I had to Google too. I'd never heard of it. I would never have guessed it was a purslane the way the blooms are different. Can't wait to hear how it works out, Linda!

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 14, 2014 8:29 AM CST
Me, too, Linda. Smiling
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Oct 14, 2014 2:26 PM CST
It was the part about tolerating hot and dry areas that got me to try it! I love the plants that love hot and dry conditions.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Oct 14, 2014 2:30 PM CST
Ay-yup. Smiling
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 4, 2015 8:12 AM CST
Did you plant these seeds in the fall, or were you waiting until spring?
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 4, 2015 8:33 AM CST
I had no luck last year, but this year I was finally successful. I soaked seed in a very light dose of GA3 and then sowed them in a closed container of vermiculite, set near a north-facing window.

"Growers Report from chelle - N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
From February 17, 2015 to February 28, 2015 Seeds germinated
In ambient room light.
On February 16, 2015 Seeds sown
Room temp. with minimal GA3."
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purpleinopp
Mar 4, 2015 9:16 AM CST
What is GA3?
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chelle
Mar 4, 2015 9:31 AM CST
Gibberellic acid is a plant-derived growth stimulant. Short story based on what I've read is that some rock plants have adapted to sprouting in conditions with GA3 present because they know there's enough debris/organic matter there that they may have a better chance to survive...or something like that anyway.
If I can find the really informative article I read, I'll post a link to it. Smiling
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purpleinopp
Mar 4, 2015 9:48 AM CST
TYVM!! Fascinating stuff.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 4, 2015 10:33 AM CST
It truly is!

I haven't found that article yet. I have the feeling that it's one I found accidentally while searching out a specific plant's germination info. I'll let it percolate around in my brain a bit and it'll probably come to me...eventually! Hilarious!
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vic
Mar 4, 2015 11:49 AM CST

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Chelle - you are so freaking awesome with all your info and seed starting and seed germination - Thank you for sharing with us Thumbs up
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 4, 2015 2:16 PM CST
Thanks Vic.

I have fun goofing around with it, and I'm happy as can be to have a great place to share the little bits and pieces of info I find along the way.
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Boopaints
Mar 14, 2015 9:51 AM CST

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I agree Thank You!

So cool!!!
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 14, 2015 9:59 AM CST
These are certainly a good example of the delayed sprouting mechanism; averaging one new sprout per week! Hilarious!
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Mar 16, 2015 8:52 AM CST

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purpleinopp
Jun 18, 2015 5:48 AM CST
So, what's going on with this?
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 4, 2015 6:05 PM CST
I just found this thread/forum. Just wanted to say we planted Rock Purslane in my DD's new landscaping -in early June. It is thriving in San Diego where there is currently a drought. DD collects unused water from showers etc and uses that to water her landscaping plants. But the Rock Pu-rslane are definitely less needy than some of the others we planted.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Aug 5, 2015 9:51 AM CST

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I agree They need some water, but aren't guzzlers of it.
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