Winter Sowing forum: Impatiens capensis

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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Feb 4, 2017 2:17 PM CST
I field collected some seeds of Impatiens capensis last year. Has anyone had success germinating this species' seeds? I've read they do need exposure to cold wet and alternating with warm spells. I wonder if I have enough time to wintersow them? My last frost date is Mother's Day.




Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Feb 4, 2017 2:51 PM CST
Joseph, check her for some good info https://www.prairiemoon.com/se...
Hover over the germination codes and it will give you info.
I've w/s some twice to far and they didn't germinate, never waited the two years...I just thought the seed wasn't fresh or viable...I am trying again this year.
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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Feb 4, 2017 3:14 PM CST
Thanks, Ronnie, for the information! Let's see what happens.
Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Feb 4, 2017 3:21 PM CST
It's a bit of work to germinate this annual, but it will be worth it.
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Feb 4, 2017 3:27 PM CST
The yellow ones are pretty too!
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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Dec 30, 2017 10:06 AM CST
I started the seeds 2 weeks ago by exposing them to warm-wet conditions. To my total surprise I found a germinated seed this morning! Woohoo!

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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Dec 30, 2017 3:11 PM CST
Wow Joseph that's awesome Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Good luck Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Mone
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pitimpinai
Jan 9, 2018 6:43 AM CST
Cool! Good luck, Joseph. It is always a joy to see seeds germinate.
Although, for the life of me, I do not understand why you would want to go through the trouble germinating the seeds. 😁😃

One day maybe 25 years ago, this plant suddenly popped up in my garden. I had no idea what it was, but liked it fine so I let it grow and bloom. 25 years later, I still get seedlings everywhere in the garden no matter how I try to pull them.
Oh well, at least they make good compost.
Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Jan 9, 2018 8:39 AM CST
One person's weed is another's treasure.

Joseph never claims he is sane. Haha

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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 9, 2018 1:34 PM CST
It's no fun being sane Whistling Hilarious! Whistling
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Mone
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pitimpinai
Jan 10, 2018 10:11 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious!
Or as we say in Thailand: 5555 (Because 5 in Thai is "HA") Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious!
Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Jan 11, 2018 12:23 AM CST
Gerris2 said:One person's weed is another's treasure.

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Interesting seedling, Never see impatiens Capensis in flesh, This seedling is somehow similarly lookalike a morning glory to my eyes.. how plants can have different faces during their life's time.
Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Jan 11, 2018 6:47 AM CST
Thank you, Mone and Tofi!

Tofi, I agree, the cotyledons do resemble those of morning glory. I am so excited to see a first leaf forming now.

I have the rest of the seeds in the refrigerator, and plan to remove them after a month to see if any more of them will germinate.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 14, 2018 5:39 AM CST
pitimpinai said: Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious!
Or as we say in Thailand: 5555 (Because 5 in Thai is "HA") Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious!


Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

Karen
Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Jan 25, 2018 4:50 PM CST
Whoops! The seedling is a morning glory. So sorry for the confusion!
Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Jan 27, 2018 10:00 AM CST
Somehow an Ipomoea purpurea seed got in with the Impatiens capensis seeds. I wonder what cultivar it could be? Soon, we may know.



I have the Impatiens capensis seeds in the refrigerator now. I will take them out in a couple of weeks to see if they germinate.
Name: Meri Taylor
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mnmat
Mar 1, 2018 12:11 PM CST
I've never tried starting morning glories under lights. I usually just direct sow. I always thought the seedlings would grow too fast for pot containment. Do you have to repot before setting outside? Its easier for me to remember to water if I have a plant to look at rather then bare ground. i'd like to try it under lights.
Meri
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Mar 1, 2018 4:03 PM CST
I grow almost all my morning glories in pots.

They transplant with no ill effects.

Usually I grow a plant in a small yogurt cup. Once the rootball is well established, at about the 3rd or 4th true leaf, I will transplant into its second pot. Second pot will be the one big enough to hold a vertical support.

If you visit the Ipomoea group tomorrow I should have blooms to show.

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Name: Meri Taylor
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mnmat
Mar 2, 2018 10:04 AM CST
Thank You! Thank You!
Thanks Joe, I will definitely check that out! And I'm starting my seeds indoors this year too! Hurray! Hurray!
Meri

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