Germination Guide

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Briza media

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Briza media variegata

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Brodiaea 'Queen Fabiola'

B

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

!

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.
Brodiaea howellii

K

Sow @ 10°C. Most species for which we suggest this temperature will also germinate at 20°C, but prefer the cooler temperature for sturdy growth.
Brodiaea laxa

A

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

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Bromus kalmii

A

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

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.
Browallia sp.

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...
Bruckenthalia spiculifolia

A

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

A

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

A

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

G

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

G

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

*

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.
ight requirement increases as seeds dry (about 1 year )
Buddleja davidii

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...
light requirement increases as seeds dry (about 1 year )
Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

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...
light requirement increases as seeds dry (about 1 year )
Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Blue'

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...
light requirement increases as seeds dry (about 1 year )
Buddleja 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...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
light requirement increases as seeds dry (about 1 year )
Buddleja x weyeriana 'Honeycombe'

*

This species needs special care as described.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
start in Jan or Feb; protect over winter
Bukiniczia cabulica

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

2

Requires darkness.
Bulbocodium vernum

!

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.

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 @ 4°C until true leaf well established
Bunias orientalis

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

J

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

3

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

!

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.

D

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

A

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

A

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

2

Requires darkness.
Bupleurum rotundifolium

!

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.

2

Requires darkness.
Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Green Gold'

!

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.

2

Requires darkness.
Bupleurum salicifolium

A

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

1

Resents transplanting.

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.
Burchardia umbellata

A

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