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Re: Baptisa/ Amsonia


Gene, the time I successfully grew Amsonia seed, they were small plants, but
I had 3 or 4 in each cell and potted them up that way.  I did have to carry
them into another year before they looked like much, though as I recall they
still weren't a match for my big plant.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 5:25 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Baptisa/ Amsonia


> Kitty,
>     Two of the amsonia in gardens here germinated seeds beneath their
> foliage. First time I have had it happen in the years they have been here.
I
> will be leaving them  until next near and dig them, divide and pot for
> growing on. They should be ready by next fall. The few times I collected
> amsonia seed, it germinated like water cress when sown fresh... just they
> begin so small and take to long to really look good in a container of any
> size.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <kmrsy@netzero.net>
> >I have an Amsonia tabernaemontana that I'd like to move but can't. I
> > planted it years ago a foot or two from the southeast edge of a maple.
> > It's gotten too shady in recent years so it doesn't flower as well, but
> > I can't get a shovel into the soil there.
> >
> >
> > I collected seed from it one year and they germed easily and grew well,
> > but I gave many away and sold the rest. I tried again last year but it
> > was a wet summer and, being shaded, I don't think the seed was viable;
> > not one came up. I'd like to try again one of these days.
> >
> >
> > Kitty
>
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