hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Tree Peony Propagation

if they were my seedlings, i would not obstruct the process, although i might seek a second opinion on what that process is or should be. and, depending on how many seedlings there are, i might try several different strategies simultaneously.

and never give up on cycads. if the seeds were firm and fresh to begin with, eventually most of them will germinate. sometimes, as with some palms, they may take a couple of years to get around to it.

At 08:31 AM 5/1/03 -0500, you wrote:
Ok, all you Paeonia propagation experts out there - my tree peony seeds have finally begun to germinate! I read in Druse's book that they require a two step germination process: first sending out a radicle, then needing a cold period (winter or simulated winter) before developing leaves. Well, I had them in a bag of damp peat moss and was about ready to give up on them after 5+ months, but when I checked today I saw a radicle! After a bit of excited rejoicing (maybe I won't give up on the cycad seeds either) it occurred to me that the second step may be problematic. I'm supposed to pot them up and place them in the refrigerator for 12 weeks, then when they come out, they should continue the germination process to sprout leaves -- right in the middle of fall! So what do I do then? I will have some very confused plants to get back on track. Guess the question is - should I / can I hold the seeds in the peat until fall, then pot them and refrigerate? Should I pot and refrigerate right away and then grow under lights all winter (means buying grow lights, but I need to do that anyway)? Will the anticipated plantlings then get themselves back in normal rhythm when I set them in the garden in spring after growing all winter?

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement