Texas Gardening forum: Rock Rose from Seed Success?

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Sep 12, 2015 4:58 PM CST
I received some rock rose seeds from a nice gardener, but for some reason the seeds won't germinate. I've tried three separate times and none have sprouted. I soaked them overnight in warm water and scarified them. I planted some just barely under the surface of the soil and some gently pressed in the soil exposing the top part of the seed. Has anyone been successful growing these from seed? If so what methods did you use?
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Name: Pattie
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pbtxlady
Sep 13, 2015 4:10 PM CST
Cameron, I have never tried to purposely grow them from seed, but my mature plants freely seed and come up everywhere. I know they're bigger and harder, but you might try just tossing them out there, sorta like poppy seeds or columbines.

Oddly enough, I have trouble transplanting the seedlings.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Sep 13, 2015 4:20 PM CST
Thanks Pattie, should I wait to direct sow them next Spring?
Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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LynneHTx
Sep 13, 2015 8:34 PM CST
I have dozens of seedlings coming up where mine reseeded (in Houston)....so they should be able to be grown from seed. Good luck.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Sep 14, 2015 12:07 AM CST
That's good to know Lynne. I guess I should wait until Spring to plant the seeds?
Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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LynneHTx
Sep 14, 2015 8:01 PM CST
I don't know when you should plant them in Plano. I'm in zone 9. In Houston we do fall planting, but we dont usually have much of a freezing winter. Or, if you make it down to Houston I can pop some out.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Sep 14, 2015 11:53 PM CST
Thanks Lynne. I'll probably just wait until next Spring. Sometimes we get snow or ice plus very cold temperatures here. I wish I could take a trip to Houston for some seedlings. Thumbs up
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Sep 15, 2015 4:15 PM CST
I have the Brazil. rock rose and they self-sow - finding seedlings everywhere. Maybe try winter sowing?
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Sep 15, 2015 4:41 PM CST
I guess I could try Winter sowing? I was hoping I'd have some success because rock rose is such a pretty plant.
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 19, 2015 7:22 PM CST
My rockrose is sprouting like crazy this year, right now there are many little plants growing. I can't say why. I've had it growing in the same spot for about six or seven years now and let the seeds fall but it's never sprouted so much before. The seed must be good, if you'd like me to send you some to try. Or, I can dig some of those sprouts up and send to you. Smiling

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Sep 19, 2015 7:33 PM CST
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Name: Pattie
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pbtxlady
Sep 23, 2015 12:43 AM CST
don't know if you worked out a trade or not, but being sort of a novice at seeds, I always try to plant them around the same time Mother Nature does. I have seedlings coming up all summer long from the first blossoms on, but I think these germinate pretty easily and I'll bet you could winter sow just fine.
Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Sep 23, 2015 4:59 AM CST
Pattie, Christine offered to send me some seedlings. I threw the seeds on the surface of the soil. I didn't know they would be winter sowing candidates? Thumbs up
Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Apr 12, 2016 7:51 AM CST
@TexasPlumeria87, did the seeds grow?
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 12, 2016 8:12 AM CST
Jolana the seeds didn't germinate but Christine sent me some plants. I planted the seedlings she sent last week and last year I planted to larger plant. Thumbs up
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Apr 12, 2016 8:17 AM CST
I'm glad they're doing well for you. Smiling
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 12, 2016 8:24 AM CST
Thanks Christine. The larger one has been damaged by hail twice but it's still alive and growing bushy again. Thumbs up
Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Apr 12, 2016 8:35 AM CST
Hurray!
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