901:5-27-08 Flower seed minimum germination standards.

The minimum germination standards for seeds offered for sale in Ohio are:

Kind of flower seed

minimum per cent 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 A. saxatile

60

Amaranthus - Amaranthus spp

65

Anagalis (primpernel) - A. arvensis, A. coerulia, A. grandiflora

60

Anemone - Anemone coronaria, 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, & Princess types

55

Aster, China - Callistephus chinensis; Pompon, Powderpuff, & 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, C. elegans

65

Campanula: Canterbury Bells - Campanula medium

60

Campanula: Cup and Saucer Bellflower - Campanula medium calycanthema

60

Campanula: Carpathian Bellflower - Campanula carpatica

50

Campanula: Peach Bellflower - Campanula persicifolia

50

Candytuft, annual - Iberis amara, I. umbellata

65

Candytuft, perennial - Iberis gibraltarica, I. sempervirens

55

Castor Bean - Ricinus communis

60

Cathedral Bells - Cobaea scandens

65

Celosia - Celosia argentea

65

Centaurea: Basket Flower - C. americana; Cornflower - C. cyanus;

60

Centaurea: Dusty Miller - C. candidissima, Royal Centaurea - C. imperialis; Sweet Sultan - C. moschata; Velvet Cantaurea - C. gymnocarpa

60

Cerasium (snow-in-summer) Cerastium biebersteini and C. tomentosum

65

Chinese Forget-me-not - Cynoglossum amabile.

55

Chrysanthemum, annual - Chrysanthemum carinatum, C.coronarium, C. 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; 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; Pacific Giant, Gold Medal &.other hybrids of D. elatum.

55

Dianthus: Carnation - D.caryophyllus

60

Dianthus: China Pinks - D. chinensis, heddewigi, heddensis

70

Dianthus: Grass Pinks - D. plumarius

60

Dianthus: Maiden Pinks - D.deltoides

60

Dianthus: Sweet William - D. barbatus

70

Dianthus: Sweet Wivelsfield - D. 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. randiflorum; Perennial flax, L. perenne

60

Flowering Maple - Abutilon spp

35

Foxglove - Digitalis spp

60

Gaillardia, annual - Gaillardia pulchella; G. picta; 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, G. grandiflora

65

Gourds: Yellow Flowered - Cucurbita pepo; White Flowered -Lagenaria sisceraria; Dishcloth - Luffa cylindrica

70

Gypsophila: annual Baby's Breath - G. elegans; Perennial Baby's Breath - G. paniculata, G. pacifica 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

Hyacinh bean - Dolichos lablab

70

Impatiens - Impatiens hostii, I. sultani

55

*Ipomea - Cypress Vine - I. quamoclit; Moonflower - I. noctiflora; Morning Glories,Cardinal Climber, Hearts and Honey Vine -Ipomea spp

75

Jerusulem 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 - Lobelia 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, 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, N. sylvestris

65

Nierembergia - Nierembergia spp

55

Nigella - Nigella damascena

55

Pansy - Viola tricolor

60

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

60

Petunia - Petunia spp

45

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

65

Phox, 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 - P. nudicaule; Oriental Poppy - P. orientale; Tulip Poppy - P. glaucum

60

Portulace - Portulaca grandiflora

55

Primula (primrose) - Primula spp

50

Pyrethrum (painted daisy) - Pyrethrum coccineum

60

Salpiglossis - Salpiglossis gloxinaeflora, S. sinuata

60

Salvia - Scarlet Sage - Salvia splendens; Mealycup Sage (blue bedder) - S. farinacea

50

Saponaria - Saponaria ocymoides, S. vaccaria

60

Scabiosa, annual - Scabiosa atropurpurea

50

Scabiosa, perennial - Scabiosa caucasica

40

Schizanthus - Schizanthus spp

60

*Sensitive pant (mimosa) - Mimosa pudica

65

Shasta Daisy - Chrysanthemum maximum C. leucanthemum

65

Silk Oak - Grevillea robusta

25

Snapdragon - Antirrhinum spp

55

Solanum - Solanum spp

60

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

50

Stocks: Common - Mathiola incana; Evening Scented - Mathiola bicornis

65

Sunflower - Helianthus spp

70

Sunrose - Helianthemum spp

30

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

75

*Sweet Pea, dwarf bush - Lathyrus odoratus

65

Tahoka daisy - Machaeanthera tanacetifolia

60

Thunbergia - Thunbergia alata

60

Torcn 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, Z. pumila

65

Zinnia, Linearis and Creeping - Zinnia linearis, Sanvitalia procumbens

50

The germination standard for all other flower seed shall be fifty per cent.

* means that the minimum percentage for these species includes both the germination per cent and the hard seed per cent added together.

Effective: 09/21/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/07/2014 and 09/21/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.10
Rule Amplifies: 907.03
Prior Effective Dates: 10/31/2004