Big, chunky iris seed question

quiltingfoxFebruary 27, 2009

I sowed some big, chunky iris seeds last summer and they never germinated. I have some more iris seeds that are big and chunky, they look like little rocks. How do you get them to germinate? And do they have to be cold stratified?

Best to you and many thanks,


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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Hi Qf,

Don't give up. See the link below.

Btw, meant to email you. The seeds went out today and there are small iris seeds in there. They are small because they are the dwarf breaded varieties. I have not sown mine yet, but need to get after it soon!


Here is a link that might be useful: Iris from seed

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 5:58PM
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Thank you bunches Sue! :-) I checked the link and that was exactly the info I was needing. Will email you once things arrive in the mail.

Best to you and many thanks,

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 7:30PM
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nikkineel(GA 8/7b)

I also received some Iris seed from Sue and decided to try wintersowing. After checking out the link, I think that just might work:) I'll let you know... Nikki

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 9:36PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Thanks for the link, Sue. I ws some iris seeds last winter and didn't realize they can take more than a year to germinate so discarded one container. At least I sprinkled them in my iris bed so maybe they might still sprout.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 3:34AM
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