Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush) [15 Seeds]

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Germination Information: I recommend these seeds only for gardeners who have experience with seeds that benefit from or require a chilling period. The easiest 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, give the pot an artificial chilling period of about 3 months.

It is possible that these seeds could germinate (though perhaps at a less than optimal rate) if you start them in warm, bright conditions. But if you try that and no seedlings appear in 2 to 3 weeks, then try the artificial chilling period.

Note that this information will not appear on the seed packet you receive.

Please read the description as well before ordering.

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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.

I still have 2021-collected seeds left but am de-listing them, as they need a chilling period and it is getting late to do that outdoors. If you are interested in them and accept that they will require an artificial chilling period, please send me a message through my Contact page and I can relist the seeds for you.

Collected in early to mid October 2021. At least 15 seeds.

Please read the germination information as well before ordering.

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1 review for Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush) [15 Seeds]

  1. Jill cogswell (verified owner)

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    I’m starting these later, if my other seeds are any indication I’ll be thrilled

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