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Old 07-04-2001, 04:23 AM
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Default Looking for Zauschneria Seed

I have been looking for seed for Zauschneria latifolia 'Johnstonii', Zauschneria latifolia, Zauschneria californica, Romneya coulteri Mimulus cardinalis and mimulus primuloides. and have had no luck. If anyone knows of a source for any of these please let me know. I will greatly appreciate it! </p>
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Old 07-09-2001, 02:40 PM
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Default Re: Looking for Zauschneria Seed

Tim - Since I don't know where you live, I don't know what would be the closest seed source for you.

Botanical gardens that feature natives sometimes sell seeds. The fall sales of native plants put on by the various CNPS chapters are a good place to look - the East Bay sale at Merritt College in October is the biggest.

In southern California, the Theodore Payne Foundation is a great source of native plant seed for hot, dry climates. Don't know if they have a website. If you are more on the north coast, you could check out Larner Seeds in Bolinas and see if they have any of the seed you are looking for.

Smaller plants like the Zauschneria Epilobium can often be found through the American Rock Garden Society.

Good luck,

Lori</p>
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Old 07-15-2001, 09:40 AM
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Default Re: Looking for Zauschneria Seed

We have loads of Zauschneria growing all over the garden, lots of different varieties most of which I've lost track of.

The one that seems to be the all-round favorite is a selection called 'Topanga' from Theodore Payne nursery. It's quite tall, and when it goes to seed the goldfinches are all over it. They don't visit the other ones at all at least, not yet, though our finches are slow learners

Overall the Z. cana variety is a poor bloomer I've heard that from others too.

I collected seed from 'Topanga' last year, even though it's a selection, and tried growing it. However, I found it did MUCH better planted from seed during it's natural cycle, which is to grow in spring trying to force it to grow as soon as the seeds were ripe in the fall was a pain. The seed tray in March was very healthy; however, I found that it did not take well to transplanting Next spring I'll plant seed direct to 4' pots. Hope that helps.

If you want any seeds later in the fall, let me know. However, I can't guarantee that the hummingbirds won't have cross pollinated them all, so you might have to label them 'hybrids'&lt;G>

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Old 07-24-2001, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: Looking for Zauschneria Seed

I forgot to mention that Theodore Payne do have their seed catalog online at http://www.theodorepayne.org/seeds/seeds.htm.

This is a list I compiled for someone recently of nurseries/seed stores online:

http://www.larnerseeds.com/ &lt;send for a catalog>

http://www.laspilitas.com/

http://www.matilijanursery.com/

http://www.ssseeds.com/

http://www.theodorepayne.org/

http://www.treeoflifenursery.com/

http://www.nativeson.com/home2.html

http://www.montereybaynsy.com/

http://www.albrightseed.com/catalog_file.htm bulk seed but good prices; download the word file if the PDF is not working - they have quite a few shrubs too.

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