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Lindsay Springer
Lead Biological Science Technician - Greenhouse Manager
USDI NPS - Rocky Mountain National Park
1000 Highway 36
Estes Park, Colorado 80517-8397
(970) 586-1252
(970) 589-1392
Lindsay_Springer@nps.gov


Family Scientific Name: Asteraceae
Scientific Name: Erigeron
Common Name: Erigeron
Ecotype: Colorado, MPCG (98-071s), Sprague Lake (98-017s, 98-018s), Glacier Gorge (98-139s), Endovalley (98-173s), Alluvial Fan, McGraw Ranch (98-190s)
Propagation Goal: Seeds
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Propagules (seeds, cuttings, poles, etc.)
Propagule Collection: Seed cleaning technique: Seeds removed from seed head.

MPCG (98-071s) collected on 7/18/98; Sprague Lake collected 9/16/98.

Pre-Planting Treatments: Seed treatments: None.
Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:

Propagation Environment: Greenhouse, 65-70ºF day/55F night. Propagated under tent with misters set 8 am-8 pm, with 10 sec/15 min watering intervals. One week after germination, seedlings were moved to mister area without tent.
Germination media: Fafard Germinating Mix (superfine).
Growing media: Fafard Growing Mix 2.
Establishment Phase: Sowing/planting technique: Manually sowed in 4x8 flat, lightly covered with germinating mix.
Time to germination: 3 days.
Establishment Phase: Germination rapid.
Time to potting: 1 month.

Sprague Lake sowed 10/27/98; MPCG sowed 11/12/98.

Harvesting, Storage and Shipping: Seed storage condition: Seed stored in the greenhouse.

Citation:
Butler, Jennifer; Frieswyk, Christin. 2001. Propagation protocol for production of Erigeron seeds; USDI NPS - Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 22 November 2014). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.