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Summer sowing perennials for fall planting

Posted by hengal z5 / IN (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 3, 13 at 16:48

Hi everyone. I am getting ready to sow some perennial seeds that I purchased with the intent of growing them out a bit and planting them in their permanent bed early fall. Do these seeds need to be put in the freezer first?

Thank you!

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RE: Summer sowing perennials for fall planting

What seeds are you wanting to sow? Many seeds don't need any cold stratification to germinate. I sowed about 5 types of Echinacea at the end of May and have many small seedlings now. They did not need any cold treatment.

For those seeds that have a tough seed coat and truly need 1-3 months of cold wet conditions to germinate, then it's easiest to just wait and sow them in the fall or winter. They are ideal for winter sowing, not summer sowing.

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