germination of seeds

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 08:39:59 PDT
Diana,

Are you willing to share how you germinated the Leontochir? I've tried more than the requisite 3 times, but still have hopes of succeeding eventually…

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

On Jun 8, 2013, at 8:09 AM, Diana Chapman wrote:

> I recently posted something on my blog about using smoke/fire to 
> germinate seeds from Australia, if anyone is interested: 
> http://www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com/
> 
> I have posted before on germinating seeds in damp vermiculite in plastic 
> bags.  It can be seen by clicking on the topic 'Seeds' on the right hand 
> side.  I use this method for any seeds that need cold stratification, 
> and also some that don't need cold temperatures to germinate.  Seeds 
> from South Africa usually don't do well with this method, and need a 
> diurnal swing of at least 10-15 degrees F to germinate.
> 
> My latest triumph??  I have some tiny seedlings of Leontochir ovallei.  
> I am thrilled.
> 
> Diana
> Telos Rare Bulbs
> http://www.telosrarebulbs.com/
> http://www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com/
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