Germination Guide

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Tulipa kaufmanniana

D

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

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This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa kolpakowskiana

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

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This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa neustruevae

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

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This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa polychroma

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

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This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa pulchella

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

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This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa saxatilis

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

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This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa saxatilis (Bakeri Group)

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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 seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa sp.

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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 seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa sprengeri

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

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This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa sylvestris

*

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 seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa tarda

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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 seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa turkestanica

C

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

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This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tulipa urumiensis

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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 seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Tunica saxifraga

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

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This species needs special care as described.
bog plant; stand pot in 3 cm water