Germination Guide

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Fallugia paradoxa

A

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

!

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.
check that seed shells are not empty
Favratia zoysii

*

This species needs special care as described.

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

protect from slugs, tends not to set viable seed
Felicia 'Tosca Blue'

A

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

J

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

A

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

A

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

?

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.
Felicia rosulata

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Felicia 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.
Ferula assa-foetida

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

Ferula communis

A

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

G

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
taprooted - plant in deep container
Fessia greilhuberi

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Festuca gautieri 'Pic Carlit'

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Festuca ovina 'Glauca'

A

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

B

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Fibigia triquetra

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...
Filipendula camschatica

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Filipendula camtschatica rosea

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.
Filipendula digitata 'Nana'

B

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

?

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.
Filipendula glaberrima

J

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

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.
Filipendula kamtschatica rosea

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.
Filipendula koreana

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.
Filipendula multijuga

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.
Filipendula palmata

D

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

D

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

D

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

A

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

N

Sow directly in garden.
Filipendula rubra

!

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.

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.
Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'

!

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.

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.
Filipendula ulmaria

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...
Filipendula ulmaria 'Aurea'

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...
Filipendula vestita

?

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.
Filipendula vulgaris

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.
Filipendula vulgaris 'Flore Pleno'

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.
Filipendula vulgaris 'Meadowsweet'

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.
Filipendula vulgaris 'Plena'

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.
Filipendula vulgaris 'Variegata'

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.
Flueggea suffruticosa

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpurascens'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'

A

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

G

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

A

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

A

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

2

Requires darkness.
Franklinia alatamaha

!

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.
Fraxinus chinensis v. rhynchophylla

!

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

Fraxinus pennsylvanica

C

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

*

This species needs special care as described.
will germinate after 20 days in 2nd warm cycle
Freesia hybrids

2

Requires darkness.

6

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

A

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

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.
sow seed in January, may bloom in 6 - 18 months
Freesia laxa 'Joan Evans'

A

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