Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue'

Germination Tips

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This species needs special care as described.

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Pulpy coat inhibits germination. Remove by soaking and rinsing in clean water daily for approximately 7 days. Discard water.

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Sow @ 20°C for 6 weeks, then place @ 4°C for 6 weeks, then slowly raise temperature to 10°C for 6 weeks. If there is no germination, repeat the cycle. This mimics fall sowing outdoors for spring germination.
Special Care: 
seedlings must be grown at less than 20° and can overwinter at -20°, prick out while small, seed is viable for at least 6m
Most of the seeds in our Germination Guide have been offered from time to time in our annual Seed Exchange (Seedex).