B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Gaultheria humifusa is cold hardy
USDA Zone:6 -10° to 0°F (-23.5° to -18°C)
|Type of plant - sub-shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
WHITE to PINK, 5mm.
SCARLET 6mm. glob.
-2x1cm., ell., bristly
|Height, in meters: 0.1
Height, in feet: 0.33
|Gaultheria humifusa sales history
| Parts of Gaultheria humifusa are considered toxic.
Synonyms (alternative names) for Gaultheria humifusa:
Common names for Gaultheria humifusa:
|Alpine Wintergreen, Matted Wintergreen, Western Wintergreen,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|We are looking for seeds from this plant, if you know where we can find seeds or would like to be told when we have a source, please let me know.|
|9||: Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)|
|55||: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds|
|76||: Californian Native Plant Seed List|
|88||: Natives of U.S.North West|
|94||: Natives of Rocky Mountain Area U.S.A.|
|130||: Ground cover Plant Seed List (see also List 133)|
|185||: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke|
|"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Gaultheria humifusa seeds will usually germinate in 30-60 days.
Gaultheria humifusa seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.
Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
(Pre-chill for 4-10 weeks). Acid soils only.