Photo Photo Photo

Burchardia umbellata

Milkmaids

Species Description

This link will give you an image of the species as a mature plant, as well as flower, fruit and seed description.

Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages

Germination

2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed

Seed Description


Seed Pre-Treatment

Sowing

Surface sow. Incorporating soil from parent plants may improve growth. Smoke treatment may improve results.

Watering
 

Germination
 

Germinates in 4-10 weeks.

Sow in autumn as temperatures above 18°C may inhibit germination.

Smoke treatment will increase germination rate.

Pests and Disease
 
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Autumn

Seed Collection Timeframe
 

November-January

Storage and Ripening
 

After-ripening period - store 2-3 months before sowing.
If stored at room temperature seeds may retain viability for long periods.

Grows from Cuttings
 

No