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Temperature and Seed Moisture Govern Storage Duration and Germination of Phlox drummondii
Author(s): W. J. Carpenter, E. R. Ostmark and J. A. Cornell
Journal Link: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/search.dtl
Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Phlox drummondii (Annual phlox),
AbstractTwo cultivars of Phlox drummondii seeds germinated to a high percentage at 10-25°C, while complete inhibition of germination occurred at 30°C. Germination rates were greater at alternating temperatures than at constant temperatures. Desiccating seeds to 5% moisture content did not reduce total germination, but did reduce germination rate. Storing seeds at 5°C increased germination percentages, uniformity and initial germination compared to storage to 15-25°C.
Suggested CitationW. J. Carpenter, E. R. Ostmark and J. A. Cornell. "Temperature and Seed Moisture Govern Storage Duration and Germination of Phlox drummondii." Hortscience 28.3 (1993): 185-188.
Article LinksISSN: 0018-5345