How to - Seeds

Three seed-sowing techniques

From pre-sprouting to scarifying, learn how to plant different types of seeds.

Seeds to scarify:
  • Morning glory (Ipomoea cvs.)
  • Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus cvs.)
  • Lupine (Lupinus spp.and cvs.)

Seeds for moist stratification:
  • Monkshood (Aconitum spp. and cvs.)
  • Dogwood (Cornus spp. and cvs.)
  • Bleeding heart (Dicentra spp. and cvs.)
  • Daylily (Hemerocallis cvs.)
  • Gayfeather (Liatris spp. and cvs.)
  • Penstemon (Penstemon spp. and cvs.)
  • Elderberry (Sambucus spp. and cvs.)

Seeds for dry stratification:
  • Many prairie grasses
  • Beebalm (Monarda cvs.)
  • Evening primrose (Oenothera spp. and cvs.)

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