That's funny. I was just wondering the same thing yesterday. I may use that as a last resort before I throw in the towel on them, but that is probably another six months out before I even think about throwing in the towel.
Do you think if you stratify your second pot now for 2-3 months they all will sprout later? I mean its just like in nature, just sit there on the media and wait for the winter to come through.
Don't get discouraged by my results thus far. These are in my conditions, which yours will vary so that may completely change your outcome.
Keep us posted on your results, please silvercomet?
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So here is my quick update on my sowing. I sowed 17 on the outside pot, very airy mix of lsfm and perlite and some clay pebbles layered on top with live sphagnum moss and cover with a piece of net. I top water the pot together with all of my hanging nep pots, mainly intermediate like trun x merri, spathu x bos and the likes. The other pot I use the same mix and have 5 seeds into an opened bag into the fridge.
All sowed on 10 Jan.
As of today, 2 Feb.
Some got lost into the moss (and Im pretty sure none was blown away cuz my net secured all inside), even the pot in the fridge, I accidentally swing the bag into my table so 5 seeds now only 3 can be seen and I didn't bother find and dig the other 2 up cuz they are in there anyway. These seeds are hard to look at though, not like trap or nep seeds. Nothing up so far, it's only almost a month so can't tell for certain.
I should have put more into the fridge and probably used the old stratification method of a layer of lsfm into a sealed bag like I did with sarra before but it's done already. Regarding the seeds, I got them from Smooter80 and not sure how long have them been harvested. Charles Brewer did tell me to sow them right away cuz they lose viability each day and he said if I got like 10% germination that's still a success. Forgot to go and check this thread of yours, only looked it up after I sowed everything.
Regarding germination, here is what I have known so far. Ceph seeds might be different from Sarra a bit but I do know Sarra seeds do have a layer of coating outside and some ppl did use GA3 to break that protective cover for easy germination.
I did experiment with Leuco seeds. 3 months harvested seeds, store in my table drawer in sealed zipbag, germinated 2-3 weeks after sowing, then majority showed up after 2 months. Did another batch stratification in fridge for 4 weeks, 10/10 germinated within 2 weeks and 3 earliest showed up on the 9th day after sowing. It's a small sample but the difference here did exist but only by several days. I asked Hollyhock and he said he got Cephs seeds that were treated with GA3 to break the dormancy coat before being sent to him, germinated in 1-2 months or so.
So with these insights, I think that the coating do exist with Ceph seeds like in Sarra. There might be a timeframe for them when after that, you will need stratification to get the seeds germinated, other than that, I did see people on this forum as well as other forums report that seeds got collected immediately from flowers and sowed germinated within 1 month. So back to your unstratified pot, I would think if it would be me, if they don't show up germinated in March, might as well throw the pot into fridge for 2-3 months and take out. Not sure where you live but I live in VN, it's spring here, temp around 25-27C, bright diffused direct light to where I hang my pot and stratified at 6-8C in a glass cooler fridge. You sowed yours in the winter though so not sure why yours have not showed up