Wisteria Seeds - Perennial vine
Brimming with clusters of fragrant flowers in spring, the showstopping wisteria vine is loved by many gardeners despite its assertive reputation.
An extremely vigorous grower, this perennial can get out of hand easily unless carefully restrained.
Wisteria seeds have little or no natural dormancy, they are best sown during the late Winter or Spring and kept at temperature between 13-18 Celsius (55-65F)
To begin first soak the seeds for 24 hours in warm water and allow to cool to room temperature.
Fill small pots or trays with good quality compost then stand the pots in water and allow them to drain.
Sow the seeds at approx 2cm deep (0.8 inch) cover with compost and spray the top with water.
Place the pots inside a plastic bag or cover with a plastic lid to maintain the humidity and place in a cold frame, greenhouse or simply put them on a windowsill out of full sun. Ensure that the compost remains moist but not saturated.
Germination usually occurs in around 3-4 weeks but seedlings may appear for up to 8 weeks or more. As soon as the first seedlings appear remove the container from the plastic bag or remove any covering material. Make sure that the compost remains moist but do not over water. Slowly introduce the seedlings to a position with greater amounts of sunshine.
After the seedlings have a set of true leaves, plant them individually in pots and once established after a few weeks can be place outside in a semi shaded position and gradually moved into full sunlight. During the second year they are usually ready to be planted in a permanent position,