Germinating Salvia Farinacea "White Victory"


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I am having problems germinating Salvia "White Victory". I'm have great success with the "Blue Mealy" though. The blues germinate within 2-3 days, however the whites just grow a white mold then green after about 2 weeks. I have been monitoring the humidity and temp per instruction. The grow medium is Pro Mix BX and doesn't seem to be overly wet. I gave up on the first flat and now am trying a second. I roughed up the seeds with sandpaper from advice from a google search. Any advice would be highly appreciated! Maybe I'm not giving them enough time??
Thank you!!
 
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Greetings, welcome to the Forums.

Salvia farinacea 'White Victory' is a white-flowered seed cultivar of the Blue Mealycup Sage (Salvia farinacea). If all other variables are the same in your germination set-up, then the problem is likely the seed, which is either dead or contaminated with a fungus. Before disposing of the seed, try sterilizing the testa (seed coat) by soaking the seed for an hour in a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide. Then attempt germination again in fresh media. If you still have no success, the seed is likely not viable.
 

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