Stratification

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  • #33473

    Josh652
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    Hi guys,

    i managed to get some mink common milkweed shipped to my house in south Australia off of eBay, but I’m not sure What is the best way to stratify the seed, or when. Any ideas???????
    Thanks

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  • #33520

    BlueSkyBee
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    A fair  bit of interesting info on the plant.

    http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_assy.pdf

    #33519

    BlueSkyBee
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    That variety doesn’t appear to need stratification, did it specifically say it needed it on the seed packet? If you want to cover all your bases, you could pop it in the fridge for a couple of weeks prior to planting, or even stratify 1/2 and simply plant 1/2 and see if there is any significant difference in germination rates.

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    Josh652
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    Yes it is asclepias syriaca

    #33476

    BlueSkyBee
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    I believe you can simply place the seeds into your  fridge for the required amount of time before you plan to plant them.

    Do you know the botanical name of your milkweed, as different varieties need differing lengths of time for stratification, some for up to 60 days before planting, others that have a more tropical origin need no stratification at all.

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