Germination Guide

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Eschscholzia caespitosa 'Sundew'

A

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Eschscholzia californica

A

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Eschscholzia californica 'Buttermilk'

A

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Eschscholzia californica 'Mission Bells'

A

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Eschscholzia californica 'Rosa Romantica'

A

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Eschscholzia californica (Thai Silk Series)

A

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Eschscholzia sp.

A

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

*

This species needs special care as described.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
aging seed for 1 year eliminates need for GA3
Eucalyptus ambigua

*

This species needs special care as described.

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
see www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/seed.html
Eucalyptus bridgesiana

A

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

G

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

A

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
see www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/seed.html
Eucalyptus gunnii

A

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
see www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/seed.html
Eucalyptus nitida

G

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
see www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/seed.html
Eucalyptus perriniana

*

This species needs special care as described.

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
see www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/seed.html
Eucalyptus rodwayi

G

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
see www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/seed.html
Eucalyptus subcrenulata

G

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
see www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/seed.html
Eucalyptus urnigera

A

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
see www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/seed.html
Eucalyptus vernicosa

G

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
see www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/seed.html
Eucomis 'Leia'

2

Requires darkness.

A

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

A

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

6

Requires scarification. Nick or rub between sheets of sandpaper.  See https://youtu.be/icB9HrqdQqU  Seed coat of Baptisia and Oxytropis and other Fabaceae can be scarified by soaking in boiling water. See http://botanicallyinclined.org/continuing-the-sowing-in-hot-water

*

This species needs special care as described.
scarify lightly
Eucomis bicolor

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy'

A

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

A

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

2

Requires darkness.
Eucomis sp.

A

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

A

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

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

Euonymus atropurpureus

D

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

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

8

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

H

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

*

This species needs special care as described.

J

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

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

Euonymus planipes

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Euonymus sachalinensis

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Euonymus sp.

8

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

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

Eupatorium dubium

3

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

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Eupatorium fistulosum f. albidum

A

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

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.
Eupatorium cannabinum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Eupatorium dubium 'Baby Joe'

3

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

J

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Eupatorium fistulosum 'Ivory Towers'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Eupatorium fistulosum f. albidum 'Ivory Towers'

A

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

A

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

A

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

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...
Eupatorium purpureum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Eupatorium rugosum 'Braunlaub'

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.
Eupatorium sp.

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.
Euphorbia cornigera

A

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

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.
Euphorbia cyparissias

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.
melting snow helps break down germination inhibitors
Euphorbia griffithii

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.
Euphorbia lathyris

A

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

1

Resents transplanting.

A

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Euphorbia myrsinites

C

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

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.
Euphorbia peplus

A

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

A

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