I germinated them in 2006. My notes say "warm/light' which means
I put them on top of the soil and no stratifcation (cold). It took about
They do take a long time to get to blooming size. I started mine in
Jan and they didn't bloom 'til late summer. We live pretty close to
each other, but you are probably in a bit cooler location than me.
I wintersowed some Lisi's last year. I think I started them off just after christmas. I got a good germination rate but only two plants made it once transplanted into the garden (I think I was fed up with them by then). They started flowering about 3 weeks ago and are still going strong. Frustratingly slow but worth it in the end.
Tam. I am around 50 miles from Harrrisburg if that gives you an idea. What is the name of the nursery?
With age and the price of gas I dont venture as far as I used to. But I do have a couple of daughters and a son. Hmm
Its called Black Creek Nursery and its in East Earl near Morgantown.
I'll see if I can find a link for you & will d-mail it. They have amazing
prices and variety. I just LOVE them. My dad visits from State College
and we go together. Last time I wasn't sure I'd fit him in the car. ;-)
too many plants.
I just saw this thread, I planted mine in Feb. just got two plants and have that they started blooming in August, I never did get seeds off of them though before it got cold, they sure are beautiful! I plant to grow them again this year.
I wish I knew why I only got two plants I was real careful and planted mine in vermiculite but only ended up with two.
I have my seeds planted and I see a couple peeping there heads out. Now if I can keep them alive. Its going to be a long time fooling with them. I have a small greenhouse but it will not be warm enough to put them in it. I only use it to keep things from freezing.
hi, I tried to grow lisianthus seed in '06 after I saw it at the Phila. Flower show. what can I say...I started the seeds indoors in the spring, they seemed to germinate ok...then after hardening off outside I believe they just up and died. I have to try and find my notes about it in my garden journal. I was disappointed because they are soooooooooo pretty.
found in my notes that I planted lisianthus blue and yellow in march '06 and in May the seedlings were still so tiny, not growing much and the top of the soil was starting to get moldy...also if I recall the seeds are so tiny they came pelleted.