I have not usually started any seeds except the basic flowers and vegetables whose seeds can be bought from most seed companies. This year, however, I started some more exotic seeds - exotic to me, anyway, although probably not to many people on this site. In some cases I am not seeing the germination that I expected and, although I know that some of these seeds may have very long germination period, I wonder if anyone can tell me if any of the following results seem abnormal: Fuschia: Boliviana: Germinated in 3 weeks. I now have 10 plants that are fairly short but healthy. Brevilobis: 3 out of 16 germinated in two weeks, but another 5 weeks have passed and none of the rest have germinated. Dependens, Splendens: None of the roughly 20 seeds of each that I planted has germinated after 7 weeks. Brugmansia Suaveolens: None of the 8 seeds that I planted has germinated after 7 weeks. Heliconia: Rostrata (8 seeds planted 9 weeks ago), Irrasa (6 seeds 5 weeks ago), psittacorum (10 seeds planted 5 weeks ago), nothing germinated. And, not so exotic, only 4 of the 24 seeds of cyclamen hederifolium that I planted 8.5 weeks ago have germinated. Does any of the foregoing suggest that I am doing something wrong? I keep everything warm, well lit, and moist. (I am giving up on Thompson and Morgan tuberous begonias: they germinated several years ago, but this is now the third year in a row when not a single seed has germinated).