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Don Burns   Plantation, FL USA   Zone 10b
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Subject: Re: Newbie questions/germinating dracunculus seeds


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> Hi everyone,
>
> I just received seeds for Dracunculus canariensis from Fausto,  and would
> like some information on culture.  None of my reference books list d.
> canariensis.  How hardy/tender is it?  What kind of soil do they prefer?
> How long will it take for them to germinate?  Should I sow them now?  Do
> they need a cold stratification?  My only experience with dracunculus is
> looking at photos of d. vulgare in catalogs.  Thanks.

D. canariensis germinates easy: sow it now, give water and don't let the
pot go under 2=B0C.
This plant is not so hardy as D. vulgaris: it is a winter grower from
Canary is., mediterranean/humid climate.

Fausto
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