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Seed Germination: Freshly Harvested Dianthus Seed

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Debsroots
Northwest, MO
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9150293

My Firewitch Dianthus has gone through its first bloom stage and I have cut and harvested the dried seed from the bloom stocks. Can I go ahead a plant the seeds right now and have them grow out before fall sets in, or do they need a resting period before planting?

By the way this is one of my favorite plants for edging my garden beds.

Thanks for your help,
Debbie
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

June 6, 2012
4:55 AM

Post #9154253

The Deno database got the same results for fresh and older seeds.
I'd go ahead and seed them if it is not too hot there.
He used 70 F as the germination temperature.
Debsroots
Northwest, MO
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2012
5:09 AM

Post #9154267

Thanks for your reply...I was beginning to wonder if anyone knew what to do.

I'll give it a shot.

LynnTubb
Co. Limerick
Ireland

June 7, 2012
9:28 AM

Post #9155716

Hi Debbie, I've grown them both ways with the same results, I recently grew some dianthus crimsoniana from seed I had saved from 2010 so they do keep well if you have too many to sow now.
Debsroots
Northwest, MO
(Zone 5a)

June 7, 2012
10:33 AM

Post #9155793

Thanks, I just put them in the ground today. I sowed them in a row in my garden, and I'll see how they do.

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