Friday, June 10, 2011

Pulsatilla update

Here's a couple of Pulsatilla species that I sowed indoors around March 26th. They were transplanted into the cedar planter that I built in late May, and are still quite small (the second true leaves only developed after the transplant). That's a Canadian dime (same size as an American 10c piece) in the pictures for scale.

Pulsatilla campanella

Pulsatilla pratensis subsp. nigricans
Ink and Penstemon and I are having an informal grow-along. She reports that her black pasque flower is also still quite small, and that there's quite a long way to go before flowers can be expected. Hopefully they will survive to see that day. Year one, I suppose, is devoted to growing out those spindly roots.

The prairie crocus (Pulsatilla patens) seedlings that grew up with these guys didn't make it through the hardening-off process, but a seedling did appear May 30 in the wintersown pots, so there's hope yet.

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