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How Do I Start Edelweiss Seeds?

Posted by Jim_Dandy z6 PA (My Page) on
Sun, May 1, 05 at 1:53

My fianc 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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RE: How Do I Start Edelweiss Seeds?

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

Surface sow at 20C (68F) 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

RE: How Do I Start Edelweiss Seeds?

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

RE: How Do I Start Edelweiss Seeds?

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.

RE: How Do I Start Edelweiss Seeds?

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!

RE: How Do I Start Edelweiss Seeds?

I guess trying to grow then in so cal is out, do they need a cool stage?

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