Nurseries Sr Manager
Bldg 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
|Family Scientific Name:
|Family Common Name:
||Juncus patens E. Mey.
||Tennessee Valley, California
||J. patens is found below 5,000 feet elevation, in many habitats, from Lower California to British Columbia.
Root System: Firm plug in container.
||Seeds are collected between June 1st and September 1st.
Mature inflorescences are brown.
Seeds are tiny and dark brown at maturity.
||Seed Cleaning: None required.
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 covered with media and are planted 2 times the diameter of seed to depth.
Flats are watered in with an automatic mist and irrigation system.
Seeds are sown on May 1st.
||Seeds germinate 30 days after sowing.
Seedlings are transplanted 30 days after germination to individual containers 1.5"x8" tubes (Leach tubes) containing standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand.
Transplant Survival averages 80%.
|Length of Establishment Phase:
||A California Flora and Supplement, Munz, P., University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1973.
|Young, Betty 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Juncus patens E. Mey. plants (Leach Tube); , San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 20 December 2014). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.|