We hope you have enjoyed the SRGC Forum. You can make a Paypal donation to the SRGC by clicking the above button

Author Topic: Tropaeolum azureum  (Read 5275 times)

Brigitte

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Country: 00
  • my tropical waterlilies
Tropaeolum azureum
« on: February 25, 2007, 02:25:11 PM »
Searching the web for Tropaeolum azureum I found a link to your forum. Some years ago I saw a picture  of this plant in a german garden magazine, I bought some seeds and tried to germinate them but without success. If there is someone in this forum growing T.a. I would very much apreciate his information.

I am growing Tropaeolum tricolor, which blooms now. I could exchange bulbs of this plant when dormant in summer for bulbs of Tropaeolum azureum.

looking forward for any help
Brigitte
Switzerland

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44016
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: Tropaeolum azureum
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007, 02:51:23 PM »
Hello, Birgitte, welcome to the forum. We are growing this lovely Tropaeolum and sometimes have seed or bulbs available. It is in growth just now and so is not suitable for transporting! I will contact you off forum with details.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

Brigitte

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Country: 00
  • my tropical waterlilies
Re: Tropaeolum azureum
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2007, 08:50:27 AM »
Hello Maggi,

thank you for answering my request. Is the germination fromm seed really that complicated and is there something special to be taken care of, like prechilling or soaking in lukewarm water? If I try again with seeds what treatment would you recommend? Do you think it is easier to grow the plant from corms? I'll contact you in july if I do not hear from you since then.

Greetings Brigitte

PEAK

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 76
  • Always from seed!
Re: Tropaeolum azureum
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2007, 09:59:35 AM »
Hi Brigitte,
I have successfully germinated at least a few seeds of T azureum. I did use a protocol very much alike the one Diana Chapman describes in this post at the PBS mail-list

http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/pbs/2006-December/026830.html

It is probably important to give the seeds a hot dry period before sowing them in autumn. I find these different needs of seeds for germination extremely interesting :D

Cheers
Per-ke Lfdahl Bulb Enthusiast
Stockholm-Sweden

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44016
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: Tropaeolum azureum
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007, 10:34:15 AM »
Birgitte, try these links to see if you can find that information. You will see in one ofthe replies that a cold spell is suggested! You may have to experiment!
Ian Young's Bulb Log
http://www.srgc.org.uk/bulblog/081203/log.html

http://www.srgc.org.uk/bulblog/log2006/050706/log.html

http://www.srgc.org.uk/discus/messages/8/34451.html

http://www.srgc.org.uk/discus/messages/321/1304.html?1073414253
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

 


Scottish Rock Garden Club is a Charity registered with Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR): SC000942
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal