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    Found some old seeds... worth trying to germinate???

    Cleaning out the closet in my plant room recently, I discovered a paper bag containing smaller paper bags full of sarracenia seed that I collected in fall of 2012. These have just been sitting in the closet in general house conditions.
    Are they likely to still be viable?

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    Im not an expert on sarrs, but most cp seeds viability goes down after a few years of storage.
    However, you have the seeds, why not try them to see if any come up?

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    Give it a shot, lol.
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    Probably not. Sarracenia seeds can last months to years when stored in the refrigerator, but not as long when store at room temperature. Won't hurt to try, though.

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    When/if you do sow them, dont throw them out if they dont come up on time.

    I once had seeds take 2years to germinate when they should have popped up in a week

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    Since most of the parent plants perished last winter in that horrible crazy weather we had, I think I will give these a shot. The plants weren't anything special, but still. There might be a few interesting hybrids I suppose.
    Thanks for the encouragement. I realize it's a longshot though. If I get any germination I'll post a followup this fall/winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NemJones View Post
    When/if you do sow them, dont throw them out if they dont come up on time.

    I once had seeds take 2years to germinate when they should have popped up in a week
    2 years for sarr seeds? I don't believe it. Maybe nep seeds, but not sarrs. I've sown a LOT of sarr seeds in the past few years and I've never had them take more than 6-8 weeks at most to sprout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwest View Post
    2 years for sarr seeds? I don't believe it. Maybe nep seeds, but not sarrs. I've sown a LOT of sarr seeds in the past few years and I've never had them take more than 6-8 weeks at most to sprout.
    lolwat. No way man, Nep seeds dont even last beyond 4 months at the most.
    They werent sarr seeds, I was just saying seeds sometimes take way beyond what they SHOULD.

    For the reference they were mimosa pudica

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