Approximately 147.00 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:5
Type of plant - shrub to tree
Flower: frag. LILAC or WHITE
Foliage: ovate, glab., to 12cm. long
Height in meters: 7
Common names for Syringa vulgaris:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
34: Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List
38: Indian Native and Introduced Plants
40: Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
44: Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
55: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
78: South Eastern European Native and Introduced Plants
131: Toxic Plants
161: Edible Flowers
719: North American Native Ethnobotanicals
952: Wholesale Selection
Syringa vulgaris seeds will usually germinate in 14-60 days. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Syringa vulgaris seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 20°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".
(Pre-chill for 3 weeks).