Seeds forum: Is this seed Drumstick primula?

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Jajaja
Aug 16, 2016 11:12 AM CST
Does anyone know if this are the seeds of drumstick primula? Smiling
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Danita
Aug 16, 2016 3:19 PM CST
Hi & Welcome! Jajaja!

Those are definitely not Primula seeds. They look like seeds from Dahlia or another composite family (Asteraceae) species.

Seeds of a related species of Primula:
https://www.smith.edu/gardens/bgilib/web/imageFrameset.php?l...

A magnified photo of Primula seeds:
http://www.primulaworld.com/PWweb/growingfromseednew.html

Photo of Dahlia seeds:

Jajaja
Aug 17, 2016 2:47 AM CST
[quote="Danita"]Hi & Welcome! Jajaja!

Those are definitely not Primula seeds. They look like seeds from Dahlia or another composite family (Asteraceae) species.

Seeds of a related species of Primula:
https://www.smith.edu/gardens/bgilib/web/imageFrameset.php?l...

A magnified photo of Primula seeds:
http://www.primulaworld.com/PWweb/growingfromseednew.html

Photo of Dahlia seeds:


Ok, thank you for answer. Smiling
I guess i have just raised a dahlia, which i thought where primula for months then Glare
Newer buy seeds from aliexpress again.
This is the seedlings im talking about,
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Onewish1
Aug 17, 2016 3:30 AM CST

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Hello there and Welcome!
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Aug 17, 2016 6:39 PM CST
Welcome to NGA, Jajaja!

I see you already did the smart thing: grow it out to find out what it is!

I was lucky when I ordered from an unscrupulous vendor. They just kept my money and never sent me anything. Sending you the wrong seeds was MORE cruel, because you'll grow them out and STILL not have what you wanted.

BOO to this guy for not sending anything. Later I searched online and found many others with the same complaint:
Sandy Lao eThaiGrocer

Also BOO to Hirt's Nursery for advertising an expensive, somewhat rare and pretty plant, but sending a much cheaper, plainer, common variety.

By the way, here is a Web site that tries to take recognizable photos of seeds and seed pods:
http://theseedsite.co.uk/db1.html

We keep that link in a "sticky post" at the top of this forum's home page.


Jajaja
Aug 18, 2016 7:14 AM CST
RickCorey said:Welcome to NGA, Jajaja!

I see you already did the smart thing: grow it out to find out what it is!

I was lucky when I ordered from an unscrupulous vendor. They just kept my money and never sent me anything. Sending you the wrong seeds was MORE cruel, because you'll grow them out and STILL not have what you wanted.

BOO to this guy for not sending anything. Later I searched online and found many others with the same complaint:
Sandy Lao eThaiGrocer

Also BOO to Hirt's Nursery for advertising an expensive, somewhat rare and pretty plant, but sending a much cheaper, plainer, common variety.

By the way, here is a Web site that tries to take recognizable photos of seeds and seed pods:
http://theseedsite.co.uk/db1.html

We keep that link in a "sticky post" at the top of this forum's home page.



Yes, It is very sad when it happen. Angry
I actually bought 4 seeds from this seller and after searching for photos of seedlings and seeds on internet i think found out that noone of them (but possibly the thyme) can be what i bought.
Here is a picture of the seeds i got, the platycodon, creeping thyme and primula vialii.


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jvdubb
Aug 18, 2016 7:22 AM CST
For future reference primula seeds are tiny tiny tiny. At least that is how I remember them when I tried to grow them. I don't even bother trying any more. They were such a pain to work with.
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Aug 18, 2016 5:57 PM CST
Bummer!

Oh, well. As with all "failed" garden experiments, something is learned. Don't buy from them any more!

They do look like healthy, happy seedlings.

Maybe they aren't even "pure" specimens. Maybe they were cross pollinated. Maybe you have some unique Dahlias there. Wouldn't it be great to have something unique and valuable, because some cheap jerk decided to cheat everyone?
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Onewish1
Aug 19, 2016 3:14 AM CST

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Ugh.. yeah those are not balloon flower seeds for sure I can send you seeds from mine if you are in the US
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Jajaja
Aug 19, 2016 8:08 AM CST
Onewish1 said:Ugh.. yeah those are not balloon flower seeds for sure I can send you seeds from mine if you are in the US
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Thank you, but i dont live in uk Smiling i guess i will just buy some plant at the store next year instead.
If the seeds actually where dahlias then they would not have the time to bloom this year anyway as i dont have any lights, but i might try it earlier next year. Smiling
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Aug 21, 2016 5:00 AM CST

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Good luck.. keep us posted how it is going
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Aug 26, 2016 4:06 AM CST
Jajaja, I'm so sorry about the seeds. None of them look correct for the name supplied. Sad

Perhaps you can get enough growth on the Dahlias before frost so that they will form tubers. Then you can store the tubers inside over the winter and get blooms next summer.

There is a lovely lady in Belgium that sells seeds collected from her own garden. She has Drumstick Primula as well as many other interesting species for sale. You would get the correct seeds from her.
http://www.seedsite.eu/product/primula-denticulata-lilac

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