Germination Guide

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Digitalis dubia

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Digitalis ferruginea

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis ferruginea 'Gelber Herold'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis ferruginea 'Gigantea'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis ferruginea ssp. schischkinii

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis grandiflora 'Carillon'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis grandiflora 'Dropmore Yellow'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis grandiflora 'Temple Bells'

A

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

A

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

A

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

J

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

A

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

A

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

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 obscura

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 orientalis

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 parviflora

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis purpurea (Excelsior Group)

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis purpurea (Foxy Group)

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis purpurea f. alba

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis purpurea ssp. heywoodii 'Pink Champagne'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Digitalis purpurea v. albiflora

A

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

A

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

J

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

A

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

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.
Digitalis stewartii

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.
germination enhanced by smoke
Digitalis thapsi

A

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

A

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

A

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

2

Requires darkness.
Digitalis x mertonensis

A

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

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.
Dioscorea batatas

A

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

2

Requires darkness.
Dioscorea japonica

A

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

A

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

G

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

8

Pulpy coat inhibits germination. Remove by soaking and rinsing in clean water daily for approximately 7 days. Discard water.
Diphylleia cymosa

!

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.

H

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

A

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

A

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

!

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.
Dipsacus fullonum

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.
Dipsacus japonicus

J

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

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...
Dipsacus sativus

A

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

H

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

2

Requires darkness.
Disanthus cercidifolius

?

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.
Disporum hookeri

H

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

3

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

8

Pulpy coat inhibits germination. Remove by soaking and rinsing in clean water daily for approximately 7 days. Discard water.
Disporum lutescens

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.
Disporum maculatum

D

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

!

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.

*

This species needs special care as described.
peat based medium
Dodecatheon amethystinum

G

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