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Title 012 | Chapter 001 | Regulation 170


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

Section 1.

Flower Seed Standards.

(1)

The kinds of flower seed listed in the table established in this subsection shall be those for which standard testing procedures have been established. 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.
KindGermination %
Archillea (The Pearl) - Achillea ptarmica50
African daisy - Dimorphotheca aurantiaca55
African violet - Saintpaulia spp.30
Ageratum - Ageratum mexicanum60
Agrostemma (rose campion) - Agrostemma coronaria65
Alyssum - Alyssum compactum, A. maritimum, A. procumbens, and A. saxatile60
Amaranthus - Amaranthus spp.65
Anagalis (Primpernel) - Anagalis arvensis, A. coerulia, and A. grandiflora60
Anemone - Anemone coronaria, and A. pulsatilla55
Angel's trumpet - Datura arborea60
Arabis - Arabis alpina60
Arctotis (African lilac daisy) - Arctotis grandis45
Armeria - Armeria formosa55
Asparagus, Fern - Asparagus plumosus50
Asparagus, Sprenger - Asparagus sprengeri55
Aster, China - Callistephus chinensis; except Pompon, Powderpuff, and Princess types55
Aster, China - Callistephus chinensis; Pompon, Powderpuff, and Princess types50
Aubretia - Aubretia deltoides45
Baby Smilax - Aparagus asparagoides25
Balsam - Impatiens balsamina70
Begonia - (Begonia fibrous rooted)60
Begonia - (Begonia tuberous rooted)50
Bells of Ireland - Molucella laevis60
Brachycome (Swan River daisy) - Brachycome iberidifolia60
Browallia - Browallia elata and B. speciosa65
Bupthalum (Sunwheel) - Buphthalum salicifolium60
Calceolaria - Calceolaria spp.60
Calendula - Calendula officinalis65
California poppy - Eschscholtzia californica60
Calliopsis - Coreopsis bicolor, C. drummondi, and C. elegans65
Campulana: 
Canterbury bells - Campanula medium60
Cup and saucer bellflower - Campanula medium calycanthema60
Carpathian bellflower - Campanula carpatica50
Peach bellflower - Campanula persicifolia50
Candytuft, Annual - Iberis amara, and I. umbellata65
Candytuft, Perennial - Iberis gibraltarica, and I. sempervirens55
*Castor bean - Ricinus communis60
Cathedral bells - Cobaea scandens65
Celosia - Celosia argentea65
Centaurea: Basket flower - Centaurea americana, Cornflower - C. cyanus, Dusty miller - C. candidissima, Royal Centaurea - C. imperialis, Sweet sultan - C. moschata, and Velvet Cantaurea - C. gymnocarpa60
Cerastium (Snow-in-summer) - Cerastium biebersteini and C. tomentosum65
Chinese forget-me-not - Cynoglossum amabile55
Chrysanthemum, Annual - Chrysanthmum carinatum, C. coronarium, and C. segetum40
Cineraria - Senecio cruentus60
Clarkia - Clarkia elegans65
Cleome - Cleome gigantea65
Coleus - Coleus blumei65
Columbine - Aquilegia spp.50
Coral bells - Heuchera sanguinea55
Coreopsis, Perennial - Coreopsis lanceolata40
Corn, Ornamental - Zea mays75
Cosmos:Sensation, Mammoth, and Crested types - Cosmos bipinnatus; and Klondyke type - C. sulphureau 65
Crossandra - Crossandra infundibuliformis50
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. elatum55
Dianthus: 
Carnation - Dianthus caryophyllus60
China pinks - Dianthus chinensis, D. heddewigi, and D. heddensis70
Grass pinks - Dianthus plumarius60
Maiden pinks - Dianthus deltiodes60
Sweet William - Dianthus barbatus70
Sweet Wivelsfield - Dianthus allwoodi60
Didiscus (Blue lace flower) - Didiscus coerulea65
Doronicum (Leopard's bane) - Doronicum caucasicum60
Dracaena - Dracaena indivisa55
Dragon tree - Dracaena draco40
English daisy - Bellis perennis55
Flax: 
Golden flax - Linum flavum, Flowering flax - L. grandiflorum, and Perennial flax - L. perenne60
Flowering maple - Abutilon spp.35
Foxglove - Digitalis spp.60
Gaillardia, Annual - Gaillardia pulchella and G. picta45
Gaillardia, Perennial - G. grandiflora45
Gerbera (transvaal daisy) - Gerbera Jamesoni60
Geum - Geum spp.55
Gilia - Gilia spp.65
Glosiosa daisy (rudbeckia) - Echinacea purpurea and Rudbeckia hirta60
Gloxinia - Sinningia speciosa40
Godetia - Godetia amoena and G. grandiflora65
Gourds: 
Yellow flowered - Cucurbita pepo, White flowered - Lagenaria sisceraria, and Dishcloth - Luffa cylindrica70
Gypsohilia: 
Annual baby's breath - Gypsophila elegans; and Perennial baby's breath - G. paniculata, G. pacifica, and G. repens70
Helenium - Helenium autumnale40
Helichrysum - Helichrysum monstrosum60
Heliopsis - Heliopsis scabra55
Heliotrope - Heliotropium spp.35
Helipterum (Acroclinium) - Helipterum roseum60
Hesperis (Sweet rocket) - Hesperis matronalis65
*Hollyhock - Althea rosea65
Hunnemania (Mexican tulip poppy) - Hunnemania fumariaefolia60
*Hyacinth bean - Dolichos lablab70
Impatiens - Impatiens holstii and I. sultani55
*Ipomea: 
Cypress vine - Ipomea quamoclit; Moonflower - I. Noctiflora; and Morning glories, Cardinal climber, Hearts and Honey vine - Ipomea spp.75
Jerusalem-cross (Maltese cross) - Lychnis chalcedonica70
Job's tears - Coix lacrymajobi70
Kochia - Kochia childsi55
Larkspur, Annual - Delphinium ajacis60
Lantana - Lantana camara, L. hybrida35
Lilium (Regal lily) - Lilium regale50
Linaria - Linaria spp.65
Lobelia, Annual - Lobellia erinus65
Lunaria, Annual-Lunaria annua65
*Lupine - Lupinus spp.65
Marigold - Tagetes spp.65
Marvel of Peru - Mirabilis jalapa60
Matricaria (Feverfew) - Matricaria spp.60
Mignonette - Reseda odorata55
Myosotis - Myosotis alpestris, M. oblongata, and M. palustris50
Nasturtium - Tropaeolum spp.60
Nemesia - Nemesia spp.65
Nemophila - Nemophila insignis70
Nemophila, Spotted - Nemophila maculata60
Nicotiana - Nicotiana affinis, N. sanderae, and N. sylvestris65
Nierembergia - Nirembergia spp.55
Nigella - Nigella damascena55
Pansy - Viola tricolor60
Penstemon - Penstemon barbatus, P. grandflorus, P. laevigatus, and P. pubescens60
Petunia - Petunia spp.45
Phacelia - Phacelia campanularia, P. minor, and P. tanacetifolia65
Phlox, Annual - Phlox drummondi (all types and varieties)55
Physalis - Physalis spp.60
Platycodon (Balloon flower) - Platycodon grandiflorum60
Plumbago, Cape - Plumbago capensis50
Ponytail - Beaucarnea recurvata40
Poppy: 
Shirley poppy - Papaver rhoeas, Iceland poppy - Papaver nudicaule, Oriental poppy - P. orientale, and Tulip poppy - P. glaucum60
Portulace - Portulaca grandiflora55
Primula (primrose) - Primula spp.50
Pyrethrum (painted daisy) - Pyrethrum coccineum60
Salpiglossis - Salpiglossis gloxinaeflora and S. sinuata60
Salvia: 
Scarlet sage - Salvia splendens, and Mealycup sage (Blue bedder) - Salvia farinacea50
Saponaria - Saponaria ocymoides and S. vaccaria60
Scabiosa, Annual - Scaboisa atropurpurea50
Scabiosa, Perennial - Scaboisa caucasica40
Schizanthus - Schizanthus spp.60
*Sensitive plant (mimosa) - Mimosa pudica65
Shasta daisy - Chrysanthemum maximum and C. leucanthemum65
Silk oak - Grevillea robusta25
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 bicornis65
Sunflower - Helianthus spp.70
Sunrose - Helianthemum spp.30
*Sweet pea, Annual and Perennial other than dwarf bush - Lathyrus odoratus and L. latifolius75
*Sweet pea, Dwarf bush - Lathyrus odoratus65
Tahoka daisy - Machaeanthera tanacetifolia60
Thunbergia - Thunbergia alata60
Torch flower - Tithonia speciosa70
Torenia (Wishbone flower) - Torenia fournieri70
Tritoma - Kniphofia spp.65
Verbena, Annual - Verbena hybrida35
Vinca - Vinca rosea60
Viola - Viola cornuta55
Virginian stocks - Malcolmia maritima65
Wallflower - Cheiranthus allioni65
Yucca (Adam's needle) - Yucca filamentosa50
Zinna (except Linearis and Creeping) Zinnia angustifolia, Z. elegans, Z. grandiflora, Z. gracillima, Z. haegeana, Z. multiflora, and Z. pumila65
Zinnia, Linearis and Creeping - Zinnia linearis and Sanvitaila procumbens50
All other kinds50

(2)

A mixture of kinds of flower seed shall 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.

HISTORY: (20 Ky.R. 3332; eff. 8-24-1994; 47 Ky.R. 103, 702; eff. 11-18-2020.)

7-Year Expiration: 11/18/2027

Last Action: 2/1/2022


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