Native Region: Eastern North America
Zone Range: 3-9
Preferred Climate: Semi sun; well draining humusy-sandy loam soils
Harvest Date: Thursday 08 September, 2011
Seed count: 10-12
Thick ivory petaled woodlander. Blooms later than our native T. ovatum.
Woohoo! Fresh seed will be kept in moist stratification.
Seed looses viability when stored dry so we store it in moist peat! Upon arrival, sow in a baggie with 2-3 tbsp of moistened peat. Cold stratify 3 months, then warm stratify 1-3 months. Place baggie back into the fridge for another 2 months of cold stratification, I've had a few sprouted in the fridge so keep an eye on the seed prickout and plant the seedlings. Give another round of warm stratification; often germination is quite prompt (1-3 weeks). Prick out and transplant into pots or a nursery bed. Do not let seedlings freeze! This breviated warm/cold stratifcation cycle shortens the normal 18 month cycle by half or better. Trials show that seed will not germinate unless given warm stratification. Never disturb seedlings for at least 2 years after transplanting.