Germination Guide

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Dianthus superbus

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Dianthus superbus 'Crimsonia'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Dianthus superbus v. longicalycinus

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Dianthus sylvestris ssp. sylvestris

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Dianthus sylvestris ssp. tergestinus

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
germination enhanced by smoke
Dianthus tenuifolius

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

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.
Diarrhena japonica

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

Diascia 'Ruby Field'

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Dicentra ex 'Sweetheart'

!

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.
see http://botanicallyinclined.org/lost-in-translation-updates-on-germination-requirements/
Dicentra 'Stuart Boothman'

!

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.
also see http://botanicallyinclined.org/lost-in-translation-updates-on-germination-requirements/
Dicentra cucullaria

!

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.

*

This species needs special care as described.
germination unlikely after dry storage > 6 months
Dicentra eximia

!

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.
see http://botanicallyinclined.org/lost-in-translation-updates-on-germination-requirements/
Dicentra eximia 'Alba'

!

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.
store seed in fridge, see http://botanicallyinclined.org/lost-in-translation-updates-on-germination-requirements/
Dicentra eximia 'Snowdrift'

!

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.
see http://botanicallyinclined.org/lost-in-translation-updates-on-germination-requirements/
Dicentra formosa

!

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.
see http://botanicallyinclined.org/lost-in-translation-updates-on-germination-requirements/
Dicentra formosa 'Bacchanal'

!

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.
see http://botanicallyinclined.org/lost-in-translation-updates-on-germination-requirements/
Dicentra hybrid

!

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.
see http://botanicallyinclined.org/lost-in-translation-updates-on-germination-requirements/
Dicentra oregona

!

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.
see http://botanicallyinclined.org/lost-in-translation-updates-on-germination-requirements/
Dicentra pauciflora

!

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.
see http://botanicallyinclined.org/lost-in-translation-updates-on-germination-requirements/
Dicentra peregrina

!

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.

*

This species needs special care as described.
seedling must not be exposed to direct sun; do not let pots dry out; protect from slugs
Dicentra scandens

B

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

!

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.
see http://botanicallyinclined.org/lost-in-translation-updates-on-germination-requirements/
Dicentra spectabilis

!

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.
Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

!

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.
Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine'

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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.
Dicentra torulosa

!

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.
Dichromena colorata

A

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow in pot with no drainage to keep quite moist
Dicranostigma franchetianum

A

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Dicranostigma lactucoides

A

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

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Dictamnus albus 'Fraxinella'

!

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.

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Dictamnus albus ex 'Rosea'

!

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.

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Dictamnus albus v. purpureus

!

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.

J

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

!

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.

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Dictamnus albus 'Rubra'

!

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.

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Caution: Some people will develop phytodermatitis if their skin touches the leaves of Dictamnus.
Dictamnus albus v. roseus

!

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.

G

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

!

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.

J

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

A

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

B

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

?

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.

B

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

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.
Dietes iridioides

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digiplexis 'Illumination Flame'

*

This species needs special care as described.
probably sterile, digitalis parent is a warm germinator
Digitalis alba

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis purpurea var. miniana

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis 'John Innes Tetra'

A

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

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...
Digitalis ciliata

A

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

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.