Prospero seed
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:26:59 PDT
Jane wrote:  and how did Prospero get neutered 

Caliban did it.

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From: Jane McGary
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎March‎ ‎27‎, ‎2015 ‎1‎:‎34‎ ‎PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society

One need not follow the precise instructions for germinating Prospero 
autumnale (formerly Scilla autumnalis, and how did Prospero get neutered 
anyway?). It is native to climates similar to where the inquiring 
member, Travis, lives, and it is a kind of pioneer plant that appears to 
self-sow freely in roadside gravel and thin grassland. The seed matures 
very quickly (my plants originate from seed I collected from a colony 
that had both flowers and ripe seed) and probably germinates quickly too 
during the rainy season.

Had I received this seed I would have sown it now, keeping it in a cool 
position and moist for a couple of months. Otherwise, Travis could store 
it dry until September for sowing. An unheated greenhouse would be 
suitable for germinating and growing on the seed.

The very good website David sourced is that of the Ontario Rock Garden 
Society (a NARGS chapter), so the information is aimed at gardeners in a 
northern, continental climate who would not be able to keep 
winter-growing seedlings without heat.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

On 3/27/2015 5:49 AM, David Pilling wrote:
> Hi,
> On 27/03/2015 12:11, Travis O wrote:
>> I just received seed of Prospero autumnale from SX2 (559 & 560), and 
>> I am not sure when to sow it?
> says:
> Scilla autumnalis
> Germination Tips
> Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
> Special Care:  seedlings must remain at 4°C for full 3 months, then 
> gradually raise temp to 20°C

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