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Old 06-10-2019, 07:55 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Helianthus View Post
The hardest part for propagating spring beauty is finding the seeds before the plants disappear. Bluebell seeds are a little easier, but both require good timing and vigilance.
One year I stored Claytonia seeds in a ziplock bag filled with damp sand all summer then put them in my fridge around October. By December, they had germinated IN MY FRIDGE! I spent the rest of the winter having to bring the seedlings inside when temps went below freezing. Since then, I keep all my seeds outside all year in the salad containers.
Great advice...and wonderful anecdote.

I think I may be able to collect some of the bluebell seeds...but, I'm not as confident about the spring beauty.
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