Low-growing, spreading (to 24") perennial with snapdragon-like flowers and velvety leaves. I was really taken with this plant when I saw it growing in a rock wall at Chanticleer Garden, a little south of us. Hardiness in our garden is uncertain though – some sources rate it hardy only to zone 7. Although I've lost a good many through the years, one plant in our open rock garden made it through the rather cold winter of 2015, and bloomed the following May. It was about time I saw some flowers, because I was getting discouraged with its disappearance acts. And although it is also grown as an annual, it doesn't bloom in its first year from seed in my experience.
||pale yellow (summer)
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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PlantLinks to other web pages about Asarina procumbens
- Seed from HPS/MAG '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F (80%G, 9-17d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (33%G, 9-15d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (43%G, 11-16d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (36%G, 10-20d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (57%G, 10-20d)
Clothier says to provide a cold stage if no germination occurs in three weeks - which hasn't been necessary in my experience.
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