germinating Erythrina seeds
Mon, 10 Apr 2006 07:32:01 PDT
> >>>Has anyone on the list successfully germinated Erythrina zehyeri (a
> caudiciform plant, not a bulb, I admit)?  The only directions I can
> find
> suggest immersing the seeds in boiling water and then soaking them
> overnight.<<<

I have germinated the native Erythrina flabelliformis for years and years; they are actually quite easy, and yet native plant nurseries around here sell them for $10-$20 for a one-gallon plant!  What works is wait for warm weather, scarify the seeds (don't be gentle), soak for one to two days, and then plant.

Shawn Pollard
Yuma, AZ

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