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Re: [IGSROBIN] G phaeum germination


Lillian:

G. phaeum is, I believe, a sub-alpine.  Some of those species require either
straification, or alternating periods of cool and warmth to germinate.  Here
is a method I have used to germinate stubborn seeds:

Moisten a paper towel or paper napkin, and place in zip-lock baggie
Nuke baggie for about 20 seconds on high
Nick seed coat with razorblade-I just cut off about .1mm of the tip
Place seed in wet paper and cover
Alternate baggie in fridge and at room temp.

Good luck.

----- Original Message -----
From: Lillian Champion <Liliaceae4@AOL.COM>
To: <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Sent: Monday, June 28, 1999 2:54 AM
Subject: Re: G phaeum germination


> I have germinated appx 30 different species and hybrids this spring.  Most
> have germinated to some extent, but I have tried G. phaeum several times
with
> no success.  Does anyone know the germination requirements?  I am
wondering
> if the seeds are short-lived and may need to be sown immediately after
> harvest.
> Thanks
> Lillian





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