This will be a long term project. It can take up to three years to reach flowering size.
When to sow: Fall
Special treatment: Let the seed pod dry on the plant. Use containers that are at least 4 inches deep to avoid cramping the roots. Moisten the soil and gently press seed into it. Some may germinate quickly while others may take a full season to emerge.
Fresh or dried seed: Fresh
Planting depth: Needs light to germinate
Preferred temperature for germination: Between 72 and 90º Fahrenheit.
Days to germination: 1-3 months
Vegetative propagation: Division
Update: The first seeds sprouted within 10 weeks with an excellent germination rate at nearly 100%. I used ordinary potting soil and used a plastic wrap covering to keep the seeds moist.