Germination Guide

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Erigeron nanus

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

?

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.
Erigeron simplex

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Erigeron speciosus 'Azure Fairy'

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

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.
Erinus alpinus 'Carmineus'

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...
Erinus alpinus v. albus

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.
Eriogonum alatum

A

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

A

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

D

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Eriogonum heracleoides v. heracleoides

A

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

A

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
protect first winter
Eriogonum kennedyi v. kennedyi

B

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

1

Resents transplanting.
Eriogonum niveum

G

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

G

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

C

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

1

Resents transplanting.

*

This species needs special care as described.
must be stored at 4°C
Eriophorum angustifolium

*

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.

N

Sow directly in garden.
peat based medium
Eriophorum chamissonis

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.

7

Requires soaking. Place in warm water until seeds swell, usually 24-48 hours. Discard floaters and the water used for soaking. See https://youtu.be/dhL57pqnHHQ
Eriophorum russeolum

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.

7

Requires soaking. Place in warm water until seeds swell, usually 24-48 hours. Discard floaters and the water used for soaking. See https://youtu.be/dhL57pqnHHQ
Eriophorum scheuchzeri

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...
Eriophorum 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...
Eriophorum virginicum

?

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.

*

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 in pot with no drainage to keep quite moist
Eriophyllum lanatum v. integrifolium

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Eriophyllum lanatum

F

Sow @ 4°C.
poor germination
Eriophyllum lanatum 'Pointe'

F

Sow @ 4°C.
poor germination
Eritrichium canum

A

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

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Eritrichium nanum v. elongatum

!

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.
Eritrichium rupestre v. pectinatum

J

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

?

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.
Eritrichium villosum

C

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Erodium cedrorum ssp. cedrorum

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

Erodium cygnorum

A

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

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

Erodium gruinum

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Eruca vesicaria v. sativa

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Eryngium 'Sapphire Blue' 

B

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

B

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Eryngium alpinum 'Blue Star'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Eryngium alpinum 'Superbum'

A

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

G

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

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.