Actaea spicata v. alba

Germination Tips

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Sow immediately. The viability of these seeds is short or the species propagates best with fresh seed. Stored seed might be coaxed into germination with temperature cycling and patience.

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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 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
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).