I sowed them in small pots (in an aluminum tray for watering from the base), and will wait to see what happens. As a plant ecologist (who in a previous life studied germination ecology of native plants), I know that the germination biology of most native wildflowers is normally driven by environmental triggers that break dormancy only after successive seasonal warm-cold cycles, etc. depending on the circumstances of the species' native habitat.
One of my purposes of growing more natives (and other plants) is to support pollinators of all sorts.
I recently received an e-mail about a bee-a-thon, sponsored by YOURGARDENSHOW.COM.
|bumblebee 'sleeping' in Catawba rhododendron flower|