From:Chicago, IL Region: Midwest Topic: Propagation Title: Looking for seeds of Collinsia verna (Mary Blue eyes) Answered by: Nan Hampton
I am desperately trying to locate (for purchase) seeds for the wildflower "Mary Blue Eyes" or "Spring blue-eyed Mary" (botanical name Collinsia Verna.) Internet searches for seeds or plants available for sale have proved futile, so far; Iím hoping you can help.
Can you tell me where I might purchase seeds (or plants) for Collinsia Verna? Any help will be most appreciated. Thanks for your time and trouble!
Collinsia verna (spring blue eyed Mary) occurs in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Ontario in Canada. It is listed as endangered in New York and Tennessee. This endangered status may be one of the reasons that you are having difficulty finding seeds. Your best bet is to contact seed companies that specialize in native plants in the states listed above. You can find lists of those in our National Suppliers Directory. Many of the seed companies have websites that list available stocks. I tried a few of the ones in and around Illinois that had websites, but wasn't successful in finding your Mary Blue Eyes. I didn't try all of the seed companies and there are many that do not show websites but do have telephone numbers or e-mail addresses for contact. Another possibility is to contact the state associations of the North American Native Plant Society in the states named above. Often members of the associations rescue and grow native plants, in particular, those that are endangered.
More Propagation Questions
Planting wildflower seeds in a drought in Grimes Co. TX November 03, 2010 - I have a dilemma, shared by others I'm sure. My place, which is in Oakland prairie, has seen no real rainfall since sometime in August, and the soil (sand, loam, and blackland clays)is extremely dry.... view the full question and answer
Lookink for bulbs of German Blue Bells in Weatherford, TX. July 09, 2012 - I am searching for a plant that is called "German Blue Bells". They are tubular as seed. Like tiny iris only bands around the tubular. The flower looks like a morning glory with an off set bloom.... view the full question and answer
How to propagate Texas red buckeye (Aesculus sp.) from seeds May 01, 2007 - I have a Texas Red Buckeye that is doing very well. How do I propagate from the seeds that come off of that tree? Thanks, view the full question and answer
Growing Sophora gypsophila from seed April 23, 2008 - Sophora gypsophila B.L. Turner & Powell
Do you have any information on growing this small tree from seed? I have a few seeds and would like to try. What conditions break seed dormancy? I have grown ... view the full question and answer
Sales of horseherb seeds in Arlington, TX area October 27, 2009 - Where can I purchase horseherb seeds in Arlington tx.or Dallas Ft.Worth area view the full question and answer