Euphrasia seed germination

Submitted by Lori S. on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 14:37

Does anyone have any personal experience in germinating seed of eyebright, Euphrasia species, that they can describe here?

Thank you.



Submitted by penstemon on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 22:28

I don't, but what I do in cases like this is sow a few seeds on two pieces of filter paper (coffee filters work fine) or paper towels, wet the paper, put the paper in freezer bags,and then put one in the refrigerator and one somewhere else in the house which is warmer, and wait. 

Might also be a good idea to look at the seed with a 20x lens to see if it has any coating which could be rubbed, like Castilleja does. 


I have a friend in the nursery business who germinates castillejas without rubbing the seed coat (horrors) and she gets, oh, about 100 percent germination, after stratification. So maybe euphrasias work the same way. 

Nothing in Deno, I see.