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Tiniest seeds ever...

Posted by susaninnorthga North GA z7 (My Page) on
Mon, May 31, 10 at 20:55

Hi all, I am new on this forum, I just got into growing from seeds this spring. This is a great forum, by the way. I found some perennial Bellflower seeds at Lowe's, I bought two packages in case I messed up. I had to get a magnifying glass to see the seeds. I mixed some sand with them to sow them. I know it might not be exactly the right time for them, so I saved the other package in case I need to sow them in the fall, but I couldn't believe how small they were. Has anyone grown them?

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RE: Tiniest seeds ever...

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 1, 10 at 2:55

Susan, which bellflower? There are a lot of perennial bellflowers (campanula) and they can have different germination requirements. Some will take a long time to germinate, others require a chill....

RE: Tiniest seeds ever...

Morz, they don't have a botanical name on the package, it just says Bellflower, Blue (Ferry-Morse). Directions say to sow directly in the ground after frost. I sowed in a tray though. What I really wanted was Campanula Portenschlagiana (Dalmatian Bellflower) but this probably isn't exactly the same, although the picture on the package looks very similar. I have a stone wall in my garden and was hoping to get them to self seed around in that area.
Thanks for replying.

RE: Tiniest seeds ever...

They might be the tiniest seed you've seen. Drosera capensis seed is about the size of spidermites.

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