Can I sow Catchfly (Silene Armeria) seeds now? - Knowledgebase Question

Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Question by jlgarden
August 27, 2017
I have some catchfly (Silene Armeria) seeds. I was wondering whether I can sow them now, late August, in east Massachusetts (zone 6a). If I can, when will they bloom? Or, should I sow them in the spring next year? Thank you for your time. J. Lee

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Image
Answer from DaisyI
August 27, 2017

0

Silene armeria does not need cold stratification so there is no need to risk your seeds being eaten by birds or mice over the winter. The soil temps need to be quite warm for it to germinate anyway. I would wait until next spring.

Does Silene armeria survive the winter in your area?

Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
A comment from jlgarden
August 27, 2017
Thank you for your answer. I don't know whether they would survive the winter (I do not know much about the catchfly - somebody gave me a bog of seeds - and I am not familiar with plants in general). I think I will keep the seeds and plant them next spring. Thanks.

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Image
A comment from DaisyI
August 27, 2017
Don't "plant" the seeds. Sprinkle them on your prepared soil surface and press them in a little. They need light to germinate.

Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
A comment from jlgarden
August 27, 2017
OK, thank you.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Blanket Flower Amber Wheels"