Rudbeckia, Wild blue indigo & Firepink
March 6th and I just unearthed several paper bags of seeds that I saved from last summer. They were stored in a dry place indoors under climate controlled conditions. I really love Fire Pink (silene virginica), but worry that they should have had a cold period before I attempt to start them. Can someone/s please advise me it they need to be chilled or stratified?
Same question for black eyed susan seed(rudbekia) and
Wild blue indigo seed (Baptisia australis)
I hope to increase my planting of all three of the above.
We have only one Wild blue indigo plant that is approx. 5 years old, and I have yet to have any success with starting the seed. DH bought two white wild indigo plants at a native nursery last spring and they were in the ground less than 3 days before the voles ate off their roots. I don't have any seed from the white and we will probably try more this year, protecting them in deeply dug holes with fine mesh chicken wire cages around them.
Would appreciate any input on the proper treatment of these seeds. Thank You!!!!!