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chrissyboi

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Paeonia from seed
« on: January 31, 2019, 03:50:28 PM »
Hi, I've been growing Peonias from seed for a few years now but find that some germinate quite happily after a winter blast but, as the seeds I'm using are not fresh, the rate is not great and some species don't bother to come up at all. I soak them for 48 hours before planting 2 deep in JI no1. I know some put out a root one year and leaves the next. My question is, is it worth giving the seed coats a careful and shallow nick with a knife before soaking, allowing the radical to get moving without having to wait for the seedcoat to soften? All and any advice welcome, I have about 30 packets from this year's seed exchanges 🤔

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Re: Paeonia from seed
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 04:44:18 PM »
 You may find these links handy - the first two from the website of forumist  Gabriela ....
http://botanicallyinclined.org/fridays-seed-fernleaf-peony-germination/
http://botanicallyinclined.org/warm-peonies-paeonia-japonica/

and this from my friend, Sabrina Solskin a paeonia specialist  who germinates her peony seeds in  zip-lock bags  (3 month warm and then 3 month cooler ( about 5 - 10 plus celsius ) for tree paeonies )
 Her  blog site  has different  sections ...  https://crystalclear.blog/2016/08/09/hardy-peonies/?fbclid=IwAR1H7I_j7EAtPDSImE-kL8C5Khv_TvY9VRLZrgv72bS2qSqPNoEzlqB3cho
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Re: Paeonia from seed
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 07:27:08 PM »
www.peonysociety.eu has a really useful archive of Paeonia newsletters with many articles worth reading eg;

https://www.peonysociety.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1993-vol-23B-nr-2.pdf
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Re: Paeonia from seed
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 10:42:52 PM »
Thank you guys, that is invaluable! I'll be sowing in August/September then and will report back

 


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