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    What is the success rate of S. purpurea seed? I am trading some of and am wondering how many seed to put in a packet.
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    There are many factors which will influence this. Including freshness of the seed, stratification, etc....

    If everything is optimum, germination rates should be close to 100%.

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    I was under the impression that maximum germination was typically 90 %. Some of the seeds are not developed enough when the rest are ready.

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    whatever the rate is, i am happy as long as i have at least one seedling [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] . i always thought it was 70-80% germination rate. Zongyi
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    10% of the seed will not be viable to start off with - these seeds will rot away once they have been sown. You will be very very lucky to 90% germination though, 60% to 70% would be average and sometimes only 20% or 30% from some seed batches.
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    Thanks
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    I don't know about that. I get close to 100% germination every year. I actually observe what appears to be 100% germination, but I just assume a few don't sprout. I've lost more seedlings to arthropodic and avian attacks than to non-germination.

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    That is really good news
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