Germination Guide

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Trollius altissimus

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'

!

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

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

Trollius dschungaricus

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Trollius acaulis

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Trollius altaicus

!

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.

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.
Trollius chinensis

!

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

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

Trollius europaeus

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.
Trollius europaeus 'Superbus'

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.
Trollius hondoensis

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Trollius hybrid

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Trollius ircuticus

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

Trollius laxus

!

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

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

Trollius laxus v. albiflorus

!

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

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

Trollius ledebourii

!

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

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

Trollius pumilus

A

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

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Trollius x cultorum

H

Use repeated cycles of 4°C, then 20°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
Trollius x cultorum 'Cheddar'

H

Use repeated cycles of 4°C, then 20°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
Trollius x cultorum 'Golden Queen'

!

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.

F

Sow @ 4°C.

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

Trollius x cultorum 'Lemon Queen'

!

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

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

Trollius x cultorum 'New Moon'

H

Use repeated cycles of 4°C, then 20°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
Trollius x cultorum 'Orange Queen'

!

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

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

Tropaeolum incisum

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Tulbaghia 'Alba'

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

*

This species needs special care as described.

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

Tulipa 'Addis'

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa 'Ancilla'

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa 'Fashion'

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa 'Giuseppe Verdi'

*

This species needs special care as described.

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

grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa 'Heart's Delight'

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa 'Little Beauty'

*

This species needs special care as described.

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

grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa 'Plaisir'

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa 'Sweet Lady'

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa Batalinii Group

*

This species needs special care as described.

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

grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa biflora

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa clusiana

*

This species needs special care as described.

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

grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa clusiana 'Cynthia'

C

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa clusiana 'Lady Jane'

C

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa clusiana v. chrysantha

C

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa dasystemon

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa greigii

*

This species needs special care as described.

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

grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa humilis v. pulchella

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa kaufmanniana

D

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa kolpakowskiana

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa neustruevae

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa polychroma

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa pulchella

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa saxatilis

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa saxatilis (Bakeri Group)

*

This species needs special care as described.

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

grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa sp.

*

This species needs special care as described.

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

grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa sprengeri

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground