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    Germination Help Proboscidea alethaefolia?

    I bought seed of Proboscidea alethaefolia on Mesa Garden and I tried several seeds and couldn't germ it. Its not easy like P. parviflora or P. lousianica, Any hints or suggestions?

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    I have never tried growing this species, but from my past reading I can provide some info.

    Scarification. Soak the seed in warm water for several days. Some people use a gibberellic acid treatment. Keep them hot especially after sowing.


    Good luck.
    -Joel from Southern California


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    just rip the black seed coat off until you see the white "inner" seed. Plant or soak that in water and then plant. I get nearly 100% germ. with this way.
    "It's easy to rip on cops, when you aren't the one needing saving"

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