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Silene flos-jovis Horts Variety

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B and T World Seeds' reference number: 442832

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Silene flos-jovis Horts Variety is cold hardy
USDA Zone:6 -10° to 0°F   (-23.5° to -18°C)
Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: ROSE-PINK, tiny WHITE centre, dense
Foliage: GREYISH
Height, in meters: 0.45
Height, in feet: 1.48
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Synonyms (alternative names) for Silene flos-jovis Horts Variety:
Lychnis f-j H V, 


Silene flos-jovis Horts Variety is included in the following
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Germination guide for Silene flos-jovis Horts Variety

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Silene flos-jovis Horts Variety seeds will usually germinate in 21-30 days.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Silene flos-jovis Horts Variety seeds on the surface of a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 20°C.

Silene flos-jovis Horts Variety seeds have a hard seed coat that is impermeable to water, and which prevents the seed from imbibing.

Scarification: Large seeds can be chipped with a chizel, knife or rasp. Smaller seeds may be scraped on sandpaper, clipped with nail clippers or pricked with a needle. Try to do this on the side away from the hilum. After scarification seeds are usually soaked in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately.

(pre-chill for 2 weeks).


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