Germination Guide

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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'

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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.
Sedum rupestre f. cristata
not grown from seed
Sedum rupestre ssp. 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 sempervivoides

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 sp.

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This species needs special care as described.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
best grown in plastic bag for humidty; 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 spathulifolium

F

Sow @ 4°C.
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 spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'

F

Sow @ 4°C.
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 spectabile 'Pink Chablis'

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 spurium

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 telephium

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 urvillei
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.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Sedum x 'Waight Hybrid'

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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.
I get far superior germination on my sedums if I refrigerate the pots in plastic bag for a week or 2 after sowing.
Selinum carvifolia

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.
Selinum tenuifolium

4

D

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

H

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

4

Semiaquilegia adoxoides

!

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.
Semiaquilegia ecalcarata

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Semiaquilegia ecalcarata 'Flore Pleno'

A

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

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...
Sempervivum 'More Honey'

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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.
Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Forest Frost'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Sempervivum heuffelii 'Sundancer'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Sempervivum 'Hayling'

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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.
Sempervivum 'Jungle Shadows'

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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.
Sempervivum 'Majestic'

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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.
Sempervivum 'Purple Passion'

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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.
Sempervivum 'Silberkarneol'

H

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Sempervivum arachnoideum x pittonii

A

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

3

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

B

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

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...

*

This species needs special care as described.
most interbreed and seed may not be what is labelled; stratification enhances germination; best grown in plastic bag for humidity
Senecio cannabifolius

A

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

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.
Senecio abrotanifolius

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Senecio argunensis Turcz.

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

*

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

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...
Senecio incanus

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Senecio incanus ssp.incanus

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Senecio polyodon v. subglaber

A

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

A

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

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...
Senecio siegfriedi

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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.

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.
Senecio sp.

A

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
sow on pure sand