Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower) [50 Seeds]
Germination Information: I recommend these seeds for experienced seed-starters only, partly because they are very tiny and partly because they might require some patience and experimentation.
One approach is to surface-sow the seeds in a pot in fall to late winter, setting them outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can get a natural chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring. (The winter-sowing technique works very well for this species.)
If you sow after February, consider giving the pot an artificial chilling period of about 2 months.
It is also possible that these seeds will germinate (though perhaps at a less than optimal percentage) when started in warm, moist conditions.One spring, I sowed some on April 5, indoors on a heat mat and under lights, and the first sprouts appeared on April 12, with more seedlings gradually appearing over the next 4 to 6 weeks. Your experience will likely vary depending on your conditions.
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