Plazbo wrote: ↑Wed May 09, 2018 6:44 pmI am working with Lord Penzance, Lady Penzance will be coming in the next few months. Given a few comments on here i shouldn't expect germination until the second season so probably wont be til next year to see if any of the couple hundred Lord P seeds germinate
I couldn't see an edit button but just an update on this for anyone interested now or in the future, I was just out checking my various pots and seedlings. Lord Penzance does appear to have some capacity to germinate within a year. I don't cold stratify, I just put seeds in seedling trays early march (march was unusually warm, min temp didn't drop below 15c/59f like previous years, those min temps and below didn't start until April...the last 2 weeks the min temps have been between 10c-5c/50f-41f) and make sure they remain damp. Anyways around a dozen Lord Penzance seedlings (out of a couple hundred planted seed) have spouted cotyledons so far...so only 2 months since sowing.