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Sep 12, 2015 4:58 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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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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Sep 13, 2015 4:10 PM CST
Name: Pattie
Garland, TX
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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.
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Sep 13, 2015 4:20 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
Thanks Pattie, should I wait to direct sow them next Spring?
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Sep 13, 2015 8:34 PM CST
Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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I have dozens of seedlings coming up where mine reseeded (in Houston)....so they should be able to be grown from seed. Good luck.
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Sep 14, 2015 12:07 AM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
That's good to know Lynne. I guess I should wait until Spring to plant the seeds?
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Sep 14, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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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.
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Sep 14, 2015 11:53 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
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
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Sep 15, 2015 4:15 PM CST
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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I have the Brazil. rock rose and they self-sow - finding seedlings everywhere. Maybe try winter sowing?
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Sep 15, 2015 4:41 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
I guess I could try Winter sowing? I was hoping I'd have some success because rock rose is such a pretty plant.
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Sep 19, 2015 7:22 PM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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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

Send me treemail and let me know. Thumbs up
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Sep 19, 2015 7:33 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
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Sep 23, 2015 12:43 AM CST
Name: Pattie
Garland, TX
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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.
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Sep 23, 2015 4:59 AM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
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
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Apr 12, 2016 7:51 AM CST
Name: JoJo
Texas (Zone 8b)
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@TexasPlumeria87, did the seeds grow?
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Apr 12, 2016 8:12 AM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
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
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Apr 12, 2016 8:17 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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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

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Apr 12, 2016 8:24 AM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
Thanks Christine. The larger one has been damaged by hail twice but it's still alive and growing bushy again. Thumbs up
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Apr 12, 2016 8:35 AM CST
Name: JoJo
Texas (Zone 8b)
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Hurray!
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
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