Germination Guide

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Edraianthus dalmaticus 'Albus'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Edraianthus dinaricus

L

Expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM

Edraianthus graminifolius

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Edraianthus owerinianus

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Edraianthus parnassicus

*

This species needs special care as described.

L

Expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM

outdoors in autumn
Edraianthus pumilio

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
low germination rate
Edraianthus serbicus

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Edraianthus serpyllifolius

B

Sow @ 20°C. If seed does not germinate within 3 months, try 4°C for 1-2 months, then 20°C again.
Edraianthus sp.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Edraianthus tenuifolius

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Edraianthus tenuifolius albus

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Elaeagnus multiflora

!

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.

*

This species needs special care as described.

F

Sow @ 4°C.
germinates in about 6 months while @ 5° C
Elaeagnus rhamnoides

4

Germination is improved by using GA3.

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Eleocharis radicans

?

We have incomplete information on the germination of this species. Sometimes we offer an educated guess about which approach you could try. Let us know what is successful.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

*

This species needs special care as described.
aquatic plant - immerse pot in 3 cm water
Eleutherococcus senticosus

D

Use repeated cycles of 20°C, then 4°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
Eleutherococcus sessiliflorus

*

This species needs special care as described.
20°C x 6 months then 4°C x 3 months
Elsholtzia ciliata

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Elsholtzia species

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Elsholtzia stauntonii

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Elymus elymoides

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Embothrium coccineum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...
Embothrium coccineum (Lanceolatum Group)

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Emilia coccinea

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Emilia coccinea 'Scarlet Magic'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Emilia sagittata

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Empetrum eamesii

*

This species needs special care as described.
20°C x 5 months then 4°C x 3 months
Empetrum nigrum

L

Expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM

5

Germination is successful only when GA3 is used.
Empetrum nigrum v. nigrum

L

Expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM

5

Germination is successful only when GA3 is used.
Empetrum pinnatum

!

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.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Enkianthus campanulatus

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Ephedra americana

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Ephedra equisetina

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Ephedra minima

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

2

Requires darkness.
Ephedra minuta

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Ephedra monosperma

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

2

Requires darkness.
Ephedra sp.

L

Expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM

Epilobium angustifolium

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

*

This species needs special care as described.
low germination rate
Epilobium angustifolium v. album

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
low germination rate
Epilobium canum ssp. garrettii

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...
Epilobium crassum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Epilobium fleischeri

L

Expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM

Epilobium hirsutum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Epilobium latifolium

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

2

Requires darkness.
Epilobium luteum

*

This species needs special care as described.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
sow in non-draining pot to keep quite moist
Epilobium obcordatum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Epilobium sp.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

!

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.

L

Expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Prince'

!

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.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Epimedium koreanum

!

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.

L

Expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM

Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum

!

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.

L

Expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM

Epimedium pubigerum

!

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.

L

Expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM

Epimedium x warleyense 'Orangekonigin'

!

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.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Epipactis helleborine

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Epipactis latifolia

*

This species needs special care as described.
in vitro on agar or gelatin
Epipactis sp.

*

This species needs special care as described.
in vitro on agar or gelatin
Eragrostis curvula

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...
Eragrostis spectabilis

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Eragrostis trichodes

B

Sow @ 20°C. If seed does not germinate within 3 months, try 4°C for 1-2 months, then 20°C again.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...
Eranthis cilicica

!

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.

*

This species needs special care as described.

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
germination unlikely after dry storage > 6 months; best stored in moist towels at either 4°C or 20°C; grow seedlings at cool temperature
Eranthis hyemalis

!

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.

*

This species needs special care as described.

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
grow seedlings at cool temperature; germination unlikely after dry storage > 6 months; best stored in moist towels at either 4°C or 20°C