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germinating salidago

Posted by l_james mozn5 (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 10, 08 at 15:15

I have some goldenrod seeds and was wondering if anyone could advise me on germinating them. Should I germinate them now or wait till spring? Do the seeds need to be stratified ifr started in the spring? I also have some wi 2 year old seed will it still germinate? Any advise will be appreciated. - Jim

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RE: germinating salidago

'From Seed To Bloom' states:
Indoors:- 6-8 weeks b4 planting out.
Outdoors:- Early Spring, when soil is cool and a light frost is still possible, or late autumn.
Depth: - Just cover
Germinating:- 14 - 42 days
Requirements:- Easy. 50F

Germania catalog states.
Solidago canadensis
Germination:- 5-8 days at 70F
Culture: - Indoors sow 8-10 weeks b4 planting out. Grow on at 55-60F.
Sow to Bloom:- 28-32 weeks

No need to stratify seed. Hope this info helps. If your 2yr old see has been in cold storage, it may germinate, if not, it'll be less viable.
Cheers Kim
Billabong Fresh Flower Farm

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