- Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:55 am
So near the end of October, I harvested and immediately sowed a few dozen seeds from my brevifolia from Meadowview. I started to wonder if something was up when I hadn't seen anything by around the 3 week mark, but now it's been right around 6 weeks with absolutely no sign of germination. Luckily I saved a packet of seeds and still have one adult plant and one leaf cutting that struck after the flowering plant died so I'm not in a bind or anything, but still I'm pretty disappointed. Anyway, everything I'd read till now about brevifolia said that they don't need stratification, however I'm wondering if anyone knows if there are any forms/locations that actually do benefit from it? I know they naturally range all the way up into Virginia (which is also where Meadowview is located) where they would be exposed to fairly heavy freezes, which makes me wonder. Anyway, I have the rest of my 40 or so seeds floating in a test tube right now, so if I don't see anything from them in a couple weeks I'll chuck them in the fridge for a few weeks just to see. I really can't imagine any other reason they would be having issues, since they were indoors and shouldn't have had any chance to get cross-pollinated to make sterile seed, the pods appeared to be fully developed and were split open when I harvested them, and I just germinated a couple other species from the seed bank in the same tray alongside them.