Arnica, Meadow (Arnica chamissonis) - 20 Seeds
Arnica, Meadow (Arnica chamissonis) is a beautiful and hardy wildflower that is native to North America. This low-growing plant produces bright yellow flowers that are highly visible from a distance and make it a great choice for meadow gardens, wildflower gardens, and rock gardens.
- Latin Name: Arnica chamissonis
- Type: Perennial
- USDA Zone: 3-9
- Germination Time: 10-20 days
- Days to Maturity: 120 days
- Plant Height: 12-24 inches
- Stratification Days: 30-60 days
To stratify Arnica, Meadow seeds, place them in a moist paper towel and store them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 30-60 days. This process helps to break the seed's dormancy and promotes germination.
For best results, start Arnica, Meadow seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date or sow directly in the garden after the last frost date. Plant the seeds in well-drained soil in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Sow the seeds at a depth of 1/4 inch and space the plants 12-18 inches apart. Optimal germination temperature is 70-75°F. Before planting, stratify the seeds by placing them in a moist paper towel and storing them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 30-60 days. Arnica, Meadow is a hardy plant that is relatively low maintenance and will thrive with proper care. Regular watering is important during dry spells, and the plants will benefit from a light application of compost or fertilizer in early spring.
Arnica, Meadow is ready to be harvested once the flowers have fully formed. Simply cut the stems, hang them upside down, and allow the flowers to dry completely. Store the dried flowers in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, and they'll be ready to use whenever you need them.