Germination Guide

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Lavandula angustilfolia 'Royal Velvet'

B

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

E

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.
Lavandula sp.

B

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

B

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

B

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley'

A

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

A

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

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Lavatera sp.

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lavatera trimestris 'Silver Cup'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lavatera x 'Rosea'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley'

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

*

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...

D

Use repeated cycles of 20°C, then 4°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
peat based medium
Ledum sp.

*

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...

D

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

?

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.

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.
Leontodon sp.

?

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.

3

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

A

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

A

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

?

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.

L

Give sown seeds several weeks @ 20°C to imbibe water (perhaps even germinate!), then 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

Leontopodium nivale ssp. alpinum

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.
Leontopodium albogriseum

?

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.
Leontopodium alpinum

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.
Leontopodium alpinum 'Everest'

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.
Leontopodium alpinum ssp. nivale

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.
Leontopodium alpinum ssp. pamiricum

A

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

A

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

L

Give sown seeds several weeks @ 20°C to imbibe water (perhaps even germinate!), then 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

Leontopodium fedtschenkoanum

A

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

A

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

L

Give sown seeds several weeks @ 20°C to imbibe water (perhaps even germinate!), then 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

Leontopodium hayachinense ssp. miyabeanum

L

Give sown seeds several weeks @ 20°C to imbibe water (perhaps even germinate!), then 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

Leontopodium himalayanum

L

Give sown seeds several weeks @ 20°C to imbibe water (perhaps even germinate!), then 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

Leontopodium jacotianum

L

Give sown seeds several weeks @ 20°C to imbibe water (perhaps even germinate!), then 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

Leontopodium jamesonii

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...
Leontopodium japonicum

L

Give sown seeds several weeks @ 20°C to imbibe water (perhaps even germinate!), then 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

Leontopodium kamtschaticum

L

Give sown seeds several weeks @ 20°C to imbibe water (perhaps even germinate!), then 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

Leontopodium kurilense

L

Give sown seeds several weeks @ 20°C to imbibe water (perhaps even germinate!), then 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

Leontopodium linearifolium

A

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

A

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

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...
Leontopodium nanum

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...
Leontopodium nivale ssp. nivale

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.
Leontopodium ochroleucum

L

Give sown seeds several weeks @ 20°C to imbibe water (perhaps even germinate!), then 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

Leontopodium ochroleucum v. campestre

A

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

A

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

A

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

?

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.