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    Took some purp seeds out of stratification today(and am really hoping they work well for me since I tried the paper towel method). Anyway, I put them into a container outside(peat and sand mix). Lo and behold we get a hard rain that night. Funny thing is that I somehow remembered them so got up at 6 in the morning to move them to a protected spot. Anyway, the seeds are now floating around in the container. Am I correct in assuming they probably still think it is sleepytime? I think I'll just leave it till the water level drops.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Hey, it rains in their bogs and fens and swamps in the southland! I would thing the spring rain would be part of the germination process - but I am just theorizing.

    BTW, I had 4 bags of different Sarr seeds in bags of cold water for the past 3 months. I just poured them into containers that are soaking wet and warmer, at a window sill. I'm hoping they get the message!

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    Sarracenia seeds are thought to be dispersed by water in winter. They float well.
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    Alexis, if I have Sarracenia seeds or VFT seeds sitting swampy conditions, outside, in full sun, would it be necessary to cover them?

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    Hi Jim

    They shouldn't need covering - they'll often be sitting in puddles in full sun in the wild.
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    FWIW, I use only the towel method, with excellent germination ratios. For example, I stratified 182 S. leucophylla seeds for five weeks in December/January. I potted them onto straight Sphagnum peat on January 8. When I upsized them into cell packs yesterday, I had 160 well-started (two or more tiny little pitchers each) leucophyllas to upsize. 160 out of 182 is an 88% survival rate, and I'll take that any day!

    Paper towels and Sphagnum peat...doesn't get much easier...

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    Could you describe the process with more detail? Did you have them in a fridge? Did you use fungicide?

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    yes please me and jim would both like to know

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