Approximately 9000 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:8
Type of plant - perennial
Flower: CRIMSON shades
Foliage: 2-4cm., obl.-ov., dent.
Height in meters: 0.3
Primula malacoides Crimson Shades seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Primula malacoides Crimson Shades
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
31: House and Container Plant Seed List
43: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
161: Edible Flowers
185: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
Primula malacoides Crimson Shades seeds will usually germinate in 20-40 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Primula malacoides Crimson Shades seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 15°C.
Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
P.Sinensis germinates in the dark. Cold stratify 3 weeks.