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.

Dodecatheon tetrandum

G

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

G

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

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...
Dodecatheon clevelandii

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...
Dodecatheon conjugens

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Dodecatheon dentatum

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Dodecatheon hendersonii

!

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.
Dodecatheon hendersonii 'Sooke'

!

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.
Dodecatheon jeffreyi

G

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

*

This species needs special care as described.

F

Sow @ 4°C.
leaves die back in July; keep seedlings growing as long as possible
Dodecatheon meadia f. album

*

This species needs special care as described.

F

Sow @ 4°C.
leaves die back in July; keep seedlings growing as long as possible
Dodecatheon pulchellum

A

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

2

Requires darkness.

*

This species needs special care as described.
leaves die back in July; keep seedlings growing as long as possible
Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Sooke Variety'

*

This species needs special care as described.

2

Requires darkness.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
leaves die back in July; keep seedlings growing as long as possible
Dodecatheon pulchellum var. pulchellum 'Red Wings'

*

This species needs special care as described.

2

Requires darkness.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
leaves die back in July; keep seedlings growing as long as possible
Dodecatheon redolens

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Dodecatheon 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.

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

Doellingeria umbellata

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Doronicum 'Little Leo'

A

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

A

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

A

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

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...
Doronicum columnae

A

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

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

Thanks to Kathy Allen for providing info on her experience with germinating this species.
Doronicum orientale

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Doronicum orientale 'Magnificent'

A

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

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...
Doronicum species

?

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.
Dorycnium hirsutum

A

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

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

Douglasia montana

!

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.

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

Draba lanceolata

A

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

G

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

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...
Draba alpina v. glacialis

A

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

G

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

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.
Draba arabisans

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...
Draba arabisans var. canadensis

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.
Draba archibaldii

B

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Draba breweri var. cana

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Draba bruniifolia ssp. olympica

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Draba bruniifolia ssp. olympica v. lanata

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Draba bruniifolia ssp.armeniaca

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Draba bruniifolia v. olympica

A

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

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

Draba bryoides v. imbricata

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Draba cappadocica

A

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

A

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

A

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

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...
Draba darwasica

A

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

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Draba densifolia

A

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

J

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