Growing seed

Nhu Nguyen
Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:45:40 PDT
Hi Paul,

Mary Sue wrote a number of pages with very clean instructions on how to add
to the wiki.…

It would be very nice for everyone to add their own growing experience!

Berkeley, CA -- most of everything dried up but I did notice a small clump
of Amaryllis belladonna already sending up 2 spikes down the road. The fall
blooming bulb season is approaching fast!

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Paul Licht <> wrote:

> It isn't clear how we can add data to the wonderful compilation of tips
> at
> .
> A new entry would be Pycella ignea (a wonderful S. American bulb). I did
> some test using warm, cold, light and dark. The best method I found was
> to float the shiny flat black seed on water in the refrigerator for
> 10-14 days. Then warm up and wait a day or two for radicles to form and
> then plant on surface. I don't think Dark vs Light matters much, but the
> cold pretreatment makes an enormous difference.
> Calostemma purpurea did well when planted outside in late fall, early
> winter (in Bay area without frost)
> --
> Paul Licht, Director
> Univ. California Botanical Garden
> 200 Centennial Drive
> Berkeley, CA 94720
> (510)-643-8999
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