The seeds you now take into a can with water..
Use some fungicide – I use grape Kernel oil.2 drops or liter water..
To prevent root..
The seed is now staying in this water 3 – 5 days..it will soak up the water..
The seeds rising to the top..are not mature seeds and has to be discharded..trowing away..
The seeds on the bottom are now ready to be sprouted…
Prepare moist Vermiculite ..or moss from the garden…take 1 zip lock bag..the ones made for a little lunch has the right size..
Write outside on the bag – the name of the seeds the amount of seed inside – and the date..put the moist Vermiculite..or moss inside the bag and a portion of the seeds..normally 10 – 12 seeds suit a bag – close the bag and put it in a container..near a heating ..it can be a radiator..or on a warm place ..where the temperature is between 8 – 25 degree Celsius – keep it there for 3 month..
In between look in the bag and check if the seeds has sprouted..
Normally the seeds will be sprouting in this period..if some get moulded remove them from the bag
3 month later..when the seeds has sprouted..move the bags to a cold place…it could be a refrigiator. In the section of the vegetables..in the back..
Keep the seeds here in 3 month..check in the bags regularly..for the next upward sprouting…
Learn how to sprout your tree peony seeds..in 1 year..
Tree peony seeds natural needs normally 2 years to mature..
1 – First year it needs cold winters and a shill by 6 month to sprout its first sprout…the down wards..root sprout
Then the seed rest and go dormant..until next spring..
2 – The following spring the seed makes the sprouting upwards..the stem..
This is called double sprouting routine..
But we have learned that it is possible to make the seed sprout both ways in 1 year…
So the fresh seeds harvesting is ready for this..
Collecting them and kept in a window sill shaded for 3 weeks..best in a paper envelope…
The seed then get mature inside
Thoosing the tree peonies P.delavayii lutea or P.rockii and crosses between theese 2 kind of tree peonies – And you will have tree peonies that survive and flower each year.. more and more – It will take 3 – 4 years from planted to be sure they flower
This is a seed plant ..a hybrid between P.delavayii lutea and P.delavayii -Red and yellow… I have given my seed plant the name : Golden Queen
She lives in my old garden and is now about 12 years old..
She is now 2 meters high and 2 meters wide and is still expanding each year.
Luckily she has a boy friend living in the same garden he is also a cross between the same parent.. made by a man called Hamilton its name is :
Circus Circus……he is 2,5 meter high but only 50 cm wide.