Germination Guide

Click on a species name below to see it's germination tips.
Search for a genus or species by entering specific words or parts of words.
Click Reset anytime to start a new search.

Scorzonera suberosa ssp. cariensis

A

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

B

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

3

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

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 not needed when seed stored > 1 year
Scrophularia pamirica

?

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.
Scrophularia sp.

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

Scutellaria alpina 'Arcobaleno'

A

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

?

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.
Scutellaria albida

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Scutellaria alpina 'Greencourt'

B

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

B

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Scutellaria indica v. parvifolia

B

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

B

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

A

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

A

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

?

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.
Scutellaria pontica

A

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

A

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

2

Requires darkness.
Scutellaria sp.

A

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

B

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

A

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

A

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

!

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.

*

This species needs special care as described.

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.
allow to remain in same pot for 1st year
Securinega suffruticosa

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Sedum 'Isle of Sakhalin'

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.
Sedum kamtschaticum v. kamtschaticum 'Variegatum'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Sedum kamtschaticum v. floriferum

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Sedum 'Rosy Glow'

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

Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum acre

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum album

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum anacampseros

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum caeruleum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum cauticola 'Lidakense'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum hillebrandii

?

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.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum kamtschaticum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum kamtschaticum v. ellacombeanum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum lanceolatum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum magellense

*

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...

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.
sow in autumn; Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum nevii
Mary Sterett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum pilosum

3

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

4

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum pilosum 'Superbum'

3

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

4

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum pluricaule 'Rose Carpet'

?

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.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum populifolium

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum pulchellum

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.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum purdyi

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum pusillum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum reflexum

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.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum reflexum 'Blue Spruce'

A

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

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.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

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.
Mary Sterrett adds: I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.