eithea blumenavia seed germination (Rick Buell)

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:51:20 PDT
I agree with Ernie.
I've sown fresh seeds once and slightly older seeds several times (shriveled). I've never gotten the shriveled seed to germinate. The fresh seed attempt was the only time I was able to get germination.

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

On Jun 12, 2015, at 1:10 PM, Ernie DeMarie via pbs <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> wrote:

> Hi Rick,
> It would appear that the seed should be sown fresh, I have gotten seed from elsewhere that has dried and it seems to not be viable.  I would suggest sowing it right away embedded in the surface of a good mix as one would with crinum seed.  I doubt chipping the coat is necessary, when they dry out for a while they shrivel.  
> Ernie DeMarie
> Briarcliff Manor NY where the Erythrina zeyheri (only true geophyte in the genus) that was given some winter protection continues to grow robustly.  Might even flower if I am lucky. 
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