How Do I Start Edelweiss Seeds?

jim_dandy(z6 PA)May 1, 2005

My fiancé just returned from Bavaria and brought several packets of Edelweiss and other alpine plant seeds as a gift. I really would like to get them to grow to show what a garden wiz I am but I've never grown any kind of alpine plant before. Where do I start?

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paulns(NS zone 6a)

That is a nice gift. According to Clothier's:

Surface sow at 20ºC (68ºF) in light, germinates in less than two wks.

I've found them very easy and quick to start. Just press them into the soil surface - they need light to germinate.

Here is a link that might be useful: growing edelweiss

    Bookmark   May 1, 2005 at 8:45PM
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hostacrazy(7 NC)

Hi Jim Dandy,
I winter sowed some Edelweiss seeds and just planted it into my garden today. I had great success with it.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2005 at 4:23AM
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Will the seeds germinate naturally outside in a South Australian winter (average 6 - 12 degrees celcius), or is it better to leave the pot on a windowsill inside?? Also, would it even be better to germinate the seeds in a greenhouse with a heat mat underneath, where a humid environment could occur?? Please tell me.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2005 at 7:06AM
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I brought Edelweiss seed from Switzerland and it has germinated LIKE MAD! Now I have hundreds of tiny germinated plants in Maine (zone 4)! So when can I put them outside (usually not till June) and do I just divide up into tons of pots now? HELP!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2010 at 8:04AM
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I guess trying to grow then in so cal is out, do they need a cool stage?

    Bookmark   May 8, 2010 at 1:03PM
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