You might want to try to contact Bill Steele of Spangle Creek Labs in Minnesota. I know he had a sizable colony he grew from seed some years back. I'm sure he could give you some tips. One serious limiting factor might be summer-time heat. I suspect temperatures above 25 C are very detrimental to this species, as with other boreal or high altitude types like passerinum, guttatum and flavum. Good luck with your seedlings.