Erythronium revolutum seeds

vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)December 25, 2010

There were four good fresh seeds so I've sown them and put them in a quiet 'safe' place for summer. I'm expecting they will need to wait out the winter before sprouting. If they emerge for autumn - that's fine.

Questions - do they come 'true' from seed? Or can I hope for some variations in leaf and flower colour?

Once they've sprouted - how long do I leave them before I can transplant the bulblings to individual pots? One or two years?

What sort of fertiliser do they prefer? (Guaranteed to never leave fertiliser burns.) If 'none' - would a leaf mould top-up be OK if necessary?

Thanks in advance.

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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

I think I might be on to something on the Woodland forum. Fridges and baggies and stratification. Like japanese maples, perhaps. An adventure.

Meantime, I won't tell the seeds I've planted... ;-)))) And they like leaf mould.

PS I've scattered and pressed down a wealth of Melaspherula seeds and I HOPE they'll take. I know it's not spectacular or anything, yet I like it a lot.

The Albuca didn't set this year (sniff) but it might have obliged vegetatively and that would be sooo good.

And, no, I'm not listening to any cautionary tales about burgeoning pot numbers. :-))))))

    Bookmark   January 8, 2011 at 1:59AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Hi vetivert,

Sorry you got no replies to your original questions. So much of what you speak of having, I have never heard of before.
Are a lot of these things tropical that I am not familiar with them?

Sue...expecting a nice snow while waiting for spring.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2011 at 10:02PM
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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

Hi Sue
Not 'tropical' as such. Dan-bluebonsai is much better at those bulbs than I am. (All those gorgeous things he whifts before my Ultra-Green Eyes!!!)

Just, probably, too tender for your zone. :-(((

But I bet you can grow Dodocatheon HEAPS better than I can.

Here's hoping your Div 7s will be up soon and sweetening the days.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2011 at 9:32PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

But I bet you can grow Dodocatheon HEAPS better than I can.
Yes, I got a few white ones from a friend's woods, and put them in my woods and they have done well. I'm not sure but I think there might even be a few little seedlings in the area around them.
I'd sure like to get some pink ones too.

Sue

The Star of Bethlehem will be up before the div 7s....sigh...but we won't get into that.


Ornithogalum Umbellatum

    Bookmark   January 12, 2011 at 10:57PM
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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

Thanks to you ALL my Ornithogalums live in containers. Your cautionary tale has not been in vain.

Here's to your next ten square metres of cleared ground....

    Bookmark   January 13, 2011 at 2:34AM
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