Germination Guide

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Eccremocarpus scaber ex 'Ruber'

3

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

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Eccremocarpus scaber

F

Sow @ 4°C.

3

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

F

Sow @ 4°C.

3

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea 'Baby Swan Pink'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea 'Julia'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea 'Primadonna Deep Rose'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea 'Primadonna White'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea 'Sombrero Salsa Red'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea 'Supreme Cantaloupe'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Leilani'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'White Lustre"

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea x hybrida

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea 'Green Envy'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea 'Pow Wow Wild Berry'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea 'Sunrise' (Big Sky Series)

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Alba'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Bright Star'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Doppelganger'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Double Decker'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Fatal Attraction'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Jade'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Robert Bloom'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'The King'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinacea purpurea 'Wild Berry' (Pow Wow Series)

A

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

G

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

A

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

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.
Echinocystis lobata

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

Echinops bannaticus

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinops ritro 'Alba'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echinops ritro ssp. ruthenicus

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

2

Requires darkness.
Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow'

A

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

2

Requires darkness.
Echinospartum horridum

*

This species needs special care as described.

1

Resents transplanting.

6

Requires scarification. Nick or rub between sheets of sandpaper. See https://youtu.be/icB9HrqdQqU

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
soak in HOT water
Echium gentianoides

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

?

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.
Echium vulgare

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder'

F

Sow @ 4°C.
Edraianthus horvatii

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

Edraianthus dalmaticus

A

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