Germination Guide

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Molinia sp.

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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.

D

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

D

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

D

Use repeated cycles of 20°C, then 4°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'

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.
Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea

D

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

2

Requires darkness.

C

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

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

Moltkia petraea

A

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

2

Requires darkness.
Moluccella laevis

A

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

A

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Monarda 'Blaustrumpf'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Monarda 'Lambada'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'

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...
Monarda 'Petite Delight'

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...
Monarda 'Prarienacht'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

A

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

A

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

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.
Monarda pectinata

A

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

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...
Monarda sp.

A

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

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°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...
5% germination rate
Monopsis debilis

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.
Monotropa uniflora

*

This species needs special care as described.
very difficult; needs to be sown in leaf litter under beech or cedar as host
Montiopsis umbellata

A

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

A

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

A

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

Morus rubra

7

Requires soaking. Place in warm water until seeds swell, usually 24-48 hours. Discard floaters and the water used for soaking. See https://youtu.be/dhL57pqnHHQ

H

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

A

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

J

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

A

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

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

*

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

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature - best achieved by sowing in open ground
Muscari azureum 'Album'

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

*

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

F

Sow @ 4°C.

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature; M. comosum has both sterile and fertile flowers on the same spike. The sterile, upper flowers are bluey mauve, the lower fertile turn brownish.
Muscari comosum 'Plumosum'

F

Sow @ 4°C.

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings at cool temperature; M. comosum has both sterile and fertile flowers on the same spike. The sterile, upper flowers are bluey mauve, the lower fertile turn brownish.
Muscari latifolium

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

*

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

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Muscari pseudomuscari

F

Sow @ 4°C.

7

Requires soaking. Place in warm water until seeds swell, usually 24-48 hours. Discard floaters and the water used for soaking. See https://youtu.be/dhL57pqnHHQ

*

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

*

This species needs special care as described.

F

Sow @ 4°C.
grow seedlings at cool temperature; M. comosum has both sterile and fertile flowers on the same spike. The sterile, upper flowers are bluey mauve, the lower fertile turn brownish.
Mutisia spinosa v. pulchella

B

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

!

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.

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...
Myosotis olympica

!

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.

A

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

A

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

!

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.

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
remove wax from seeds
Myrica gale

!

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.

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...
Myrica pennsylvanica

!

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.

G

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
remove wax from seeds
Myrrhis odorata

!

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Nabalus altissimus

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

Napaea dioica

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Narcissus 'Little Beauty'

!

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings cool; give them winter protection
Narcissus 'Little Gem'

D

Use repeated cycles of 20°C, then 4°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
grow seedlings cool; give them winter protection
Narcissus assoanus

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

*

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

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings cool; give them winter protection
Narcissus bulbocodium

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings cool; give them winter protection
Narcissus calcicola

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
grow seedlings cool; give them winter protection; will bloom in 3 years; keep dry in summer
Narcissus juncifolius

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

*

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

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

*

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