Nurseries Sr Manager
Bldg 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
|Family Scientific Name:
|Family Common Name:
||Ericameria ericoides (Les.) Jepson
||Haplopappus ericoides (Less.) Hook. & Arn.
||E. ericoides is found in sand dunes near the cooast from Point Reyes to Los Angeles County, California.
Root System: Firm plug in container.
||Seeds are collected between June 20th and November 15th.
Mature inflorescences are brown.
Seed is light gray at maturity.
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.
4 grams of seeds are sown per flat containing Sunshine Mix #4 Aggregate Plus (peat moss, perlite, major and minor nutrients, gypsum, and dolomitic lime).
Seeds are mixed with media to sow and are lightly covered.
Flats are watered in with an automatic irrigation and mist system and are placed on a heated bench.
Seeds are sown on June 1st.
||Seeds germinate 12 days after sowing.
Seedlings are transplanted 12 days after germination to individual containers 2"x7" tubes (Deepot 16) containing standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand.
Transplant Survival averages 60%.
|Length of Establishment Phase:
|Active Growth Phase:
||After establishment, seedlings are moved to the shadehouse.
Fertilize with Nutricote NPK (13-13-13) 1 month after transplanting and frequently thereafter.
||A California Flora and Supplement, Munz, P., University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1973.
|Young, Betty 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Ericameria ericoides (Les.) Jepson plants (Deepot 16); , San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 30 September 2014). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.|