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I planted my waystation behind our barn on a flat piece of grass. I killed off the grass with plastic sheets, then removed them and put down 4 railroad ties in a square and 2 yards of topsoil. Planted all the seeds from the waystation kit and they are coming up, the tallest is about 1 1/2 inches. Except for Joe Pye Weed. I only had time to put them in the fridge for a few weeks after I got the seeds. Any ideas on how to get Joe Pye Weed to germinate when it is average 85 degrees? Thanks! Sian
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Don't cover it. Sprinkle on the soil and then pat it down so that the seed makes contact with the soil. Those Joe Pye seeds are tiny.http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week223.shtml
Propagation: Eupatorium maculatum are propagated by division of older plants and by seed in the spring. Seed germinates in 30-90 days at 55° F (12°C).
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