Nurseries Sr Manager
Bldg 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
|Family Scientific Name:
|Family Common Name:
||Solidago californica Nutt.
||Tennessee Valley, Californica
||S. californica is found from from southern Oregon to Lower California in the coast rages and the west slope of the Sierra Nevada.
Root System: Firm plug in container.
||Seeds are collected between July 1st and October 1st.
Mature inflorescences are light brown.
Storage Conditions: Seeds are kept dry and stored in a refrigerator.
|Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:
Fully Controlled Greenhouse.
Sowing Method: Transplanting Germinants.
Seeds are sown in flats containing Sunshine Mix #4 Aggregate Plus (peat moss, perlite, major and minor nutrients, gypsum, and dolomitic lime).
Seeds are lightly covered with media.
Flats are watered in with an automatic irrigation system.
Seeds are sown on March 1st.
||Seeds germinate 21 days after sowing.
Seedlings are transplanted 21 days after germination to individual containers containing standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand.
Transplant Survival averages 75%.
||A California Flora and Supplement, Munz, P., University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1973.
|Young, Betty 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Solidago californica Nutt. plants; , San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 22 April 2014). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.|