Germination Guide

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Vaccinium macrocarpon

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.
Vaccinium sp.

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
chill 3 months
Vaccinium uliginosum ssp. microphyllum

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...

4

Germination is improved by using GA3.
Vaccinium vitis-idaea

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...
Valeriana gibbosa

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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.
Valeriana montana

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Valeriana officinalis

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...
Valeriana pyrenaica

A

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

A

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

2

Requires darkness.

A

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

A

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

2

Requires darkness.
Venidium 'Zulu Prince'

A

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

A

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

A

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

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.
20°C x 4 weeks, then -7°C x 6 weeks, then 10°C, seed very poisonous, wash hands after handling
Veratrum album ssp. album

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.
20°C x 4 weeks, then -7°C x 6 weeks, then 10°C, seed very poisonous, wash hands after handling
Veratrum nigrum

*

This species needs special care as described.

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
20°C x 4 weeks, then -7°C x 6 weeks, then 10°C, seed very poisonous, wash hands after handling
Veratrum species

*

This species needs special care as described.

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
20°C x 4 weeks, then -7°C x 6 weeks, then 10°C, seed very poisonous, wash hands after handling
Veratrum viride

!

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.

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
seed very poisonous, wash hands after handling; store @ 4°C; sow 20°C x 4 weeks, then -7°C x 6 weeks, 10°C to germinate
Verbascum 'Arctic Summer'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum 'Banana Custard'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum 'Cotswold Cream'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum 'Cotswold Gem'

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.
Verbascum 'Primrose Cottage'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum 'Raspberry Ripple'

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...
Verbascum 'Snow Maiden'

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.
Verbascum atroviolaceum

A

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

A

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

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Verbascum blattaria

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.
Verbascum blattaria v. albiflorum

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.
Verbascum bombyciferum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum bombyciferum 'Polarsommer'

A

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

A

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

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.
Verbascum chaixii 'Album'

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.
Verbascum chaixii 'Sixteen Candles'

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...
Verbascum Cotswold Group

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.
Verbascum creticum

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...
Verbascum densiflorum

A

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

A

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

A

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

A

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

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...
Verbascum nigrum v. album

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...
Verbascum olympicum

A

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

A

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

A

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

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...
Verbascum sp.

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...
Verbascum thapsus

A

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

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum x splendidum

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.
Verbena bonariensis

A

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

J

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

3

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

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Verbena stricta

G

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

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...
Verbesina helianthoides

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Vernonia arkansana

G

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