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From: Paul Tyerman <ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU>
Subject: Re: Biarum seed
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Howdy All,

The discussion on seed sowing has been very interesting to see the
differences to my own methods as I outlined in an early email.  All the
"corrections" to my method (and I don't mean that in any form of criticis=m,
just people outlining how their methods differ from mine) add up to more
knowledge for the types which DON'T work and need a different technique t=o
be successful.

As we've been discussing seed sowing techniques I would like to just chec=k
if there is anything specific needed for germinating Biarum seed.  I've
checked and Biarum is within the scope of this list so I thought I would
ask.  I have recently (yesterday) sown my first Biarum seed (B. dispar) a=nd
I am wondering how I should be treating them temperature-wise.  I know th=at
the Arisaemas seem to beneift from being inside in the terrarium, but I a=m
fairly sure that Arum need to cold to germinate.  I am assuming that Biar=um
fall into the similar category as Arum given the apearance of their seeds=,
but I would like to check as I figure that others out there have experien=ce
with them.  I have so far had dismal failure with Arum germination so I
don't know what I am doing wrong (I'm hoping that some might germinate so=on
though as most of the Arums are surfacing so I figure that the seed might
start now as well?).

Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in anticipation.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
mailto:ptyerman at

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything
else that doesn't move!!!!!

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