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Need help with Baptisia seedlings

Posted by northerner_on Z5A ONCanada (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 9, 11 at 2:37

On two separate occasions, I have wintersown Baptisia, got good seedlings (kept potted up over the summer), transplanted to the garden in fall, and found that they died over winter. This last set were covered with clear domes (made of 2 litre bottles), and heavily mulched with chopped dried leaves. Other plants treated similarly (e.g lupines, pasque flower) are putting out their greenery and the Baptisia are just brown twigs. I have some more seed, and I am wondering if I should sow them, and go through this process a third time. Maybe third time lucky?!! Or are they perhaps very late to 'get going' in the spring like my hardy hibiscus. Any help on getting these seedlings through the winter would be appreciated.
Northerner.


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RE: Need help with Baptisia seedlings

Northerner, I'm in Oklahoma, and my Baptistas are pretty late getting started. They are coming up now, stalks that look rather like asparagus, one has a flower bud. I moved them year before last, and they do not like being moved, so went black & dormant - so I was happy they came back at all, then they were completely eaten by caterpillars, so once again, I'm happy they survived. I did nothing to protect them for winter, which got pretty cold this year.

If it gives you a clue timing-wise, I planted tomatoes today, although I usually wait until the 15th.


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RE: Need help with Baptisia seedlings

Thank you for the timing info, Betty. If yours are now coming up in Zone 7 USA, it's probably too early for me to expect any visible activity from mine (Zone 5A Canada). You planted tomatoes today, and I started tomatoes under lights today, so I will give them a bit more time and use that as a benchmark. Enjoy your tomatoes!!


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