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sowing seeds with tails

Posted by birkie z4 WI (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 11, 11 at 21:20

I am planting pasque flower seeds that have long appendages something like dandelions. I heard somewhere that these retard germination and should be removed but others say leave them on. Any experience with these seeds or ones like them?

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RE: sowing seeds with tails

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 12, 11 at 10:53

Like clematis, I don't think the 'tails' on pasque flower have anything to do with germination, just seed dispersal (wind).... not like pulp of berries or fruit that can contain germination inhibitors. For sowing, it's up to you if you remove or leave it on. For storing, it's easier to clean the seed of dirt or dust, make sure you aren't packaging anything crawling, with it removed.

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