Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush) [15 Seeds]
Germination Information: According to some sources, these seeds require a chilling period, and one approach is to sow the seeds (just barely covered with growing medium) in fall to mid winter, setting their pot outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can get a natural chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring.
If you sow after January, consider giving the pot an artificial chilling period of about 3 months.
It is also possible that these seeds could germinate if you start them in warm, bright conditions. This past year, I sowed in a pot outdoors on June 23 and they germinated on July 9! Your experience may vary.
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Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) is a deciduous shrub that reaches 6 to 12 feet tall, with glossy green leaves, white, ball-shaped blooms in summer, and yellow fall foliage color. It is native to much of the U.S.. The distinctive flowers are popular with bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Full sun to light shade; average to wet soil. Zones 5 to 9.
Collected in late September 2022. At least 15 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.
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Jill cogswell (verified owner) –
I’m starting these later, if my other seeds are any indication I’ll be thrilled