Germination Guide

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Sagina sp.

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

Sagittaria latifolia

A

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

6

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

*

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

A

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

?

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.

*

This species needs special care as described.

H

Use repeated cycles of 4°C, then 20°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
store seeds moist @ 4°C; sow when ripe
Salix lindleyana

?

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.

!

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.

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
store seeds moist @ 4°C; sow when ripe
Salix myrtilloides 'Pink Tassels'

!

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.
store seeds moist @ 4°C; sow when ripe
Salix nepalensis

!

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.

H

Use repeated cycles of 4°C, then 20°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
store seeds moist @ 4°C; sow when ripe
Salpiglossis sinuata

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.
Salpiglossis sp.

2

Requires darkness.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Salpiglossis 'Casino Black'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Salpiglossis sinuata 'Bolero Mixed'

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...
Salvia 'Cardinal Red'

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Salvia 'Purple Volcano'

A

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

J

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

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...
Salvia austriaca

A

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

A

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

B

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Salvia candidissima ssp. occidentalis

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Salvia canescens var. daghestanica

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.
Salvia castanea

A

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

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...
Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph'

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...
Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red'

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...
Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Red'

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.
Salvia coerulea

A

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

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.
Salvia deserta

A

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

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...
Salvia dumetorum

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.
Salvia evansiana

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...
Salvia exserta

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Salvia farinacea 'Victoria'

A

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

A

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

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.
Salvia fruticosa

A

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

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...
Salvia greggii

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

A

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

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...
Salvia hormium

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...
Salvia hybrid

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'

A

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

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...
Salvia miltiorrhiza

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...
Salvia nemerosa 'Caradonna'

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Salvia nemorosa 'Rose Queen'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Salvia nemorosa ssp. tesquicola

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.
Salvia nutans

A

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