B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Gaultheria tasmanica is cold hardy
USDA Zone:7 0° to 10°F (-17.5° to -12.5°C)
|Type of plant - sub-shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
~1cm.caps.,enlarged RED calyx
-8x4mm., obl., acute, coriac., glossy, ~cren.
|Gaultheria tasmanica sales history
| Parts of Gaultheria tasmanica are considered toxic.
Synonyms (alternative names) for Gaultheria tasmanica:
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|9||: Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)|
|15||: Australian Natives and Introduced Species|
|130||: Ground cover Plant Seed List (see also List 133)|
|134||: Tasmanian Natives Seed List|
|162||: Cushion Or Hummock Plant Seed List (Small and Larger)|
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 tasmanica seeds will usually germinate in 30-60 days.
Gaultheria tasmanica 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.