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By Jewells

Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone help me I am trying to grow Delphiniums from seed but am having no success with germination. I have been looking on the internet and some say seeds have to be cold, some say dark, some say sow directly into soil. I am confussed if anyone can help please tell me as this is my 4th attempt and I will do this its a matter of pride now.. any tips would be really welcome thankyou jewells :)



I grew some delphiniums last year from seed. They were in a mixed packet of perenials and I put them in a heated propergator until they had germinated then planted them on when they were big enough. Result lots of different perenials and just 4 delphiums which were beautiful when they flowered. Don't give up.

16 Feb, 2011


Thanks Snowlisa will keep trying and I also love them so will continue until the magic happens :)

16 Feb, 2011


That's really bad luck Jewells. In the past, I've just scattered the seeds onto trays of compost, and kept them in a cool greenhouse with no special treatment! They are usually "easy", but I wish I could give you more advice . . .

16 Feb, 2011


Thanks Sheilabub well they are in trays now on the windowsill indoors and maybe they are too hot so I am going to put them into my greenhouse and hope for the best. I will keep you posted and thanks again.

16 Feb, 2011


I was told by a grower at Chelsea,to keep the seeds in an airtight container in the fridge,which I did,and then sowed them the following spring.I had mine in a heated propagator,but only on medium.They all did ok.Hope you have success with yours,Jewells.

16 Feb, 2011

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