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Seed Germination: Sowing Lonicera periclymenum

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khabbab
lahore
Pakistan
(Zone 10b)

May 16, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9125792

Hi,

I got few seeds of LONICERA periclymenum but i am hesitant to sow them as temperature is very high here around 40C outdoors and 30C indoors. Should i delay the sowing till weather cools down?


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Khabbab
www.lahoregardening.com
trc65
Galesburg, IL

May 16, 2012
12:26 PM

Post #9126162

Yes you should wait. Lonicera needs a cold stratification period of four to 12 weeks and then will germinate best at temps of 13-18 C. I don't know what your seasons are like, but you could start the seed in moist media and put it in the refrigerator for 3 months before you will have those temps.

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