colchicum from seed?

David Pilling
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 04:00:38 PST
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<>, writes
>The subject of germinating Colchicum seeds has driven even the most 
>hardened bulbophiles to the point of extinction or at least hair puling.

The last word from Ian Young of the SRGC:…

seems to be that soaking is the secret.

Seed I had from the 8/9 seedexs, soaked, and then put in wet paper 
towels, germinated at the end of 2009 - i.e. germination on warm to 

David Pilling
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