B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Mertensia maritima is cold hardy
USDA Zone:3 -40° to -30°F (-40° to -34.5°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
bright BLUE campan. from PINK buds
SEA-GREEN, to 10x5 cm., thick, fleshy, - edible wth oyster-like flavour
|Height, in meters: 0.2
Height, in feet: 0.66
|Mertensia maritima sales history
Synonyms (alternative names) for Mertensia maritima:
|Mertensia asiatica, Mertensia simplissima, Pneumaria maritima, Pulmonaria maritima,|
Common names for Mertensia maritima:
|Austernpflanze, Mertenziya Morskaya, Northern Shore Wort, Northern Shorewort, Oyster Plant, Oysterleaf, Oysterplant, Pulmonaire de Virginie, Sanguine de mer, Sea Bugloss, Sea Lungwort, Seaside Smooth-Gromwell, Seestrandlungenkraut, Tiodhlac na mara,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
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|Our stock changes almost every day, with seeds arriving and being shipped all over the world.|
We only stock long lived seeds, except for a few species that are always in demand.
Seeds that are not in stock are acquired fresh when ordered.
|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.|
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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.
Mertensia maritima seeds will usually germinate in 30-60 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Mertensia maritima 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 3 weeks).