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    Ok i was lucky enough to get some cephalotus seed from ICPS. So basically i heard that you dont need to stratify has anyone done tests to see if the germination is improved with and without stratification. I am guessing its best but just curious.
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    in my limited experience, with a few other people sowing the same seeds, the only person who got great results (well, okay, ANY "results") did NOT stratify...

    (usually when I post something about Stratification, Bugweed comes along and sets me straight, so you can begin your countdown)

    But a few folks I know who have flowered Cephs and then sown the seeds thus produced did NOT stratify them, either.
    You might try and split the batch and see what you get??
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    Well thats exactly what i did so i will conduct this study to test whether stratification is neccesary. Half planted and half sent into the fridge for 8 weeks. I Will have later results and i hope i at least get some to germinate.
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    I stratify the seed for 8 weeks prior to sowing and have had good results. A person at the NECPS who has many (30+) large cephs in his collection, many from seed, told me to do this.
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    yes i had enough seed to try it cause i heard they can sprout without strat. but ill see.
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    Hi all:

    Ceph seeds can germinate without stratification. Technically speaking, the soil in SW Australia never goes below 4 degrees Celsius or 39 degrees fahrenheit.

    Gus

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