Re: Newbie questions/germinating dracunculus seeds (fwd)
Don Burns Plantation, FL USA Zone 10b
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Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 19:14:17 -0500
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Subject: Re: Newbie questions/germinating dracunculus seeds
Jaime Rodriguez wrote:
> 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.=20
This plant is not so hardy as D. vulgaris: it is a winter grower from
Canary is., mediterranean/humid climate.
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