Ask a Question forum: When to sow ornamental allium seed?

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Name: Keith
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Jul 7, 2015 1:03 PM CST
I just collected fresh seed. Do they need cold stratification to sprout?
Name: Dave Whitinger
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Jul 7, 2015 1:04 PM CST Admin

They don't need stratification but if you scarify them, they'll germinate quicker. Roll them between sheets of fine sandpaper and then sow just barely covered.

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