Pulsatilla

Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

Advice please on collecting and sowing Pulsatilla seeds.

SW Scotland

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  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
    Collect and sow as soon as they are ready.

    Don't let them go dormant

    Gritty compost.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,087

    yep, that would be my suggestion as well.

    leave them outside 

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,199

    Check that what you sow are actually viable seeds. There is usually a fair number of unfertilised stuff in each seed head. The viable ones have a 'plump' seed at the tip of the feathery bit whereas the non-viable ones are flat.

    Some folks remove the 'tail' when sowing as a precaution against it rotting and damaging the seed. Never bothered myself. Mind these days I just dig up the self sown babies from around the parent plant, much easier that way.

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Berghill, I've never had any self sown seedlings which is why I'm going to have a go at sowing the seeds.  I get seedlings from the Lathyrus Vernus beside the pulsatillas and I'm always on the look out but no luck.

    Thanks all for the adviceimage

    SW Scotland
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