12 KAR 1:170. Germination standards for flower seed.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 250.081(1)(c)9

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 250.081

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: To prescribe standards for flower seed and to list those kinds for which standard testing procedures are prescribed. The information required to be shown on the label is dependent upon whether or not standard testing procedures have been prescribed and whether or not a lot being labeled falls above or below the standard.

 

      Section 1. Flower Seed Standards. (1) The kinds of flower seed listed below are those for which standard testing procedures have been prescribed. Common names are listed first, followed by Latin names. The percentage listed opposite each kind is the germination standard for that kind. For the kinds marked with an asterisk, the percentage is the total of percentage germination and percentage hard seed. For other kinds, it is the percentage germination.

 

Kind

Germination

%

Archillea (The Pearl) - Achillea ptarmica

50

African daisy - Dimorphotheca aurantiaca

55

African violet - Saintpaulia spp.

30

Ageratum - Ageratum mexicanum

60

Agrostemma (rose campion) - Agrostemma coronaria

65

Alyssum - Alyssum compactum, A. maritimum, A. procumbens, and A. saxatile

60

Amaranthus - Amaranthus spp.

65

Anagalis (Primpernel) - Anagalis arvensis, A. coerulia, and A. grandiflora

60

Anemone - Anemone coronaria, and A. pulsatilla

55

Angel's trumpet - Datura arborea

60

Arabis - Arabis alpina

60

Arctotis (African lilac daisy) - Arctotis grandis

45

Armeria - Armeria formosa

55

Asparagus, Fern - Asparagus plumosus

50

Asparagus, Sprenger - Asparagus sprengeri

55

Aster, China - Callistephus chinensis; except Pompon, Powderpuff, and Princess types

55

Aster, China - Callistephus chinensis; Pompon, Powderpuff, and Princess types

50

Aubretia - Aubretia deltoides

45

Baby Smilax - Aparagus asparagoides

25

Balsam - Impatiens balsamina

70

Begonia - (Begonia fibrous rooted)

60

Begonia - (Begonia tuberous rooted)

50

Bells of Ireland - Molucella laevis

60

Brachycome (Swan River daisy) - Brachycome iberidifolia

60

Browallia - Browallia elata and B. speciosa

65

Bupthalum (Sunwheel) - Buphthalum salicifolium

60

Calceolaria - Calceolaria spp.

60

Calendula - Calendula officinalis

65

California poppy - Eschscholtzia californica

60

Calliopsis - Coreopsis bicolor, C. drummondi, and C. elegans

65

Campulana:

 

Canterbury bells - Campanula medium

60

Cup and saucer bellflower - Campanula medium calycanthema

60

Carpathian bellflower - Campanula carpatica

50

Peach bellflower - Campanula persicifolia

50

Candytuft, Annual - Iberis amara, and I. umbellata

65

Candytuft, Perennial - Iberis gibraltarica, and I. sempervirens

55

*Castor bean - Ricinus communis

60

Cathedral bells - Cobaea scandens

65

Celosia - Celosia argentea

65

Centaurea: Basket flower - Centaurea americana, Cornflower - C. cyanus, Dusty miller - C. candidissima, Royal Centaurea - C. imperialis, Sweet sultan - C. moschata, and Velvet Cantaurea - C. gymnocarpa

60

Cerastium (Snow-in-summer) - Cerastium biebersteini and C. tomentosum

65

Chinese forget-me-not - Cynoglossum amabile

55

Chrysanthemum, Annual - Chrysanthmum carinatum, C. coronarium, and C. segetum

40

Cineraria - Senecio cruentus

60

Clarkia - Clarkia elegans

65

Cleome - Cleome gigantea

65

Coleus - Coleus blumei

65

Columbine - Aquilegia spp.

50

Coral bells - Heuchera sanguinea

55

Coreopsis, Perennial - Coreopsis lanceolata

40

Corn, Ornamental - Zea mays

75

Cosmos:

Sensation, Mammoth, and Crested types - Cosmos bipinnatus; and Klondyke type - C. sulphureau

 

65

Crossandra - Crossandra infundibuliformis

50

Dahlia - Dahlia spp.

55

Daylily - Hemerocallis spp.

45

Delphinium, Perennial: Belladonna and Bellamosum types; Cardinal larkspur - Delphinium cardinale; Chinensis types; and Pacific giant, Gold medal, and other hybrids of D. elatum

55

Dianthus:

 

Carnation - Dianthus caryophyllus

60

China pinks - Dianthus chinensis, D. heddewigi, and D. heddensis

70

Grass pinks - Dianthus plumarius

60

Maiden pinks - Dianthus deltiodes

60

Sweet William - Dianthus barbatus

70

Sweet Wivelsfield - Dianthus allwoodi

60

Didiscus (Blue lace flower) - Didiscus coerulea

65

Doronicum (Leopard's bane) - Doronicum caucasicum

60

Dracaena - Dracaena indivisa

55

Dragon tree - Dracaena draco

40

English daisy - Bellis perennis

55

Flax:

 

Golden flax - Linum flavum, Flowering flax - L. grandiflorum, and Perennial flax - L. perenne

60

Flowering maple - Abutilon spp.

35

Foxglove - Digitalis spp.

60

Gaillardia, Annual - Gaillardia pulchella and G. picta

45

Gaillardia, Perennial - G. grandiflora

45

Gerbera (transvaal daisy) - Gerbera Jamesoni

60

Geum - Geum spp.

55

Gilia - Gilia spp.

65

Glosiosa daisy (rudbeckia) - Echinacea purpurea and Rudbeckia hirta

60

Gloxinia - Sinningia speciosa

40

Godetia - Godetia amoena and G. grandiflora

65

Gourds:

 

Yellow flowered - Cucurbita pepo, White flowered - Lagenaria sisceraria, and Dishcloth - Luffa cylindrica

70

Gypsohilia:

 

Annual baby's breath - Gypsophila elegans; and Perennial baby's breath - G. paniculata, G. pacifica, and G. repens

70

Helenium - Helenium autumnale

40

Helichrysum - Helichrysum monstrosum

60

Heliopsis - Heliopsis scabra

55

Heliotrope - Heliotropium spp.

35

Helipterum (Acroclinium) - Helipterum roseum

60

Hesperis (Sweet rocket) - Hesperis matronalis

65

*Hollyhock - Althea rosea

65

Hunnemania (Mexican tulip poppy) - Hunnemania fumariaefolia

60

*Hyacinth bean - Dolichos lablab

70

Impatiens - Impatiens holstii and I. sultani

55

*Ipomea:

 

Cypress vine - Ipomea quamoclit; Moonflower - I. Noctiflora; and Morning glories, Cardinal climber, Hearts and Honey vine - Ipomea spp.

75

Jurusulem cross (Maltese cross) - Lychnis chalcedonica

70

Job's tears - Coix lacrymajobi

70

Kochia - Kochia childsi

55

Larkspur, Annual - Delphinium ajacis

60

Lantana - Lantana camara, L. hybrida

35

Lilium (Regal lily) - Lilium regale

50

Linaria - Linaria spp.

65

Lobelia, Annual - Lobellia erinus

65

Lunaria, Annual-Lunaria annua

65

*Lupine - Lupinus spp.

65

Marigold - Tagetes spp.

65

Marvel of Peru - Mirabilis jalapa

60

Matricaria (Feverfew) - Matricaria spp.

60

Mignonette - Reseda odorata

55

Myosotis - Myosotis alpestris, M. oblongata, and M. palustris

50

Nasturtium - Tropaeolum spp.

60

Nemesia - Nemesia spp.

65

Nemophila - Nemophila insignis

70

Nemophila, Spotted - Nemophila maculata

60

Nicotiana - Nicotiana affinis, N. sanderae, and N. sylvestris

65

Nierembergia - Nirembergia spp.

55

Nigella - Nigella damascena

55

Pansy - Viola tricolor

60

Penstemon - Penstemon barbatus, P. grandflorus, P. laevigatus, and P. pubescens

60

Petunia - Petunia spp.

45

Phacelia - Phacelia campanularia, P. minor, and P. tanacetifolia

65

Phlox, Annual - Phlox drummondi (all types and varieties)

55

Physalis - Physalis spp.

60

Platycodon (Balloon flower) - Platycodon grandiflorum

60

Plumbago, Cape - Plumbago capensis

50

Ponytail - Beaucarnea recurvata

40

Poppy:

 

Shirley poppy - Papaver rhoeas, Iceland poppy - Papaver nudicaule, Oriental poppy - P. orientale, and Tulip poppy - P. glaucum

60

Portulace - Portulaca grandiflora

55

Primula (primrose) - Primula spp.

50

Pyrethrum (painted daisy) - Pyrethrum coccineum

60

Salpiglossis - Salpiglossis gloxinaeflora and S. sinuata

60

Salvia:

 

Scarlet sage - Salvia splendens, and Mealycup sage (Blue bedder) - Salvia farinacea

50

Saponaria - Saponaria ocymoides and S. vaccaria

60

Scabiosa, Annual - Scaboisa atropurpurea

50

Scabiosa, Perennial - Scaboisa caucasica

40

Schizanthus - Schizanthus spp.

60

*Sensitive plant (mimosa) - Mimosa pudica

65

Shasta daisy - Chrysanthemum maximum and C. leucanthemum

65

Silk oak - Grevillea robusta

25

Snapdragon - Antirrhinum spp.

55

Solanum - Solanum spp.

60

Statice - Statice sinuata and S. suworonii (flower heads)

50

Stocks:

 

Common - Mathiola incana and Evening scented - Mathiola bicornis

65

Sunflower - Helianthus spp.

70

Sunrose - Helianthemum spp.

30

*Sweet pea, Annual and Perennial other than dwarf bush - Lathyrus odoratus and L. latifolius

75

*Sweet pea, Dwarf bush - Lathyrus odoratus

65

Tahoka daisy - Machaeanthera tanacetifolia

60

Thunbergia - Thunbergia alata

60

Torch flower - Tithonia speciosa

70

Torenia (Wishbone flower) - Torenia fournieri

70

Tritoma - Kniphofia spp.

65

Verbena, Annual - Verbena hybrida

35

Vinca - Vinca rosea

60

Viola - Viola cornuta

55

Virginian stocks - Malcolmia maritima

65

Wallflower - Cheiranthus allioni

65

Yucca (Adam's needle) - Yucca filamentosa

50

Zinna (except Linearis and Creeping) Zinnia angustifolia, Z. elegans, Z. grandiflora, Z. gracillima, Z. haegeana, Z. multiflora, and Z. pumila

65

Zinnia, Linearis and Creeping - Zinnia linearis and Sanvitaila procumbens

50

All other kinds

50

 

      (2) A mixture of kinds of flower seed will be considered to be below the standard if the germination of any kind or combination of kinds constituting twenty-five (25) percent or more of the mixture by number is below standard for the kind or kinds involved. (20 Ky.R. 3332; eff. 8-24-94.)