Tassel flower seeds

perennialfan273(zone 5)March 22, 2014

I was looking through a box of old seeds today, and I found a packet that said "tassel flower" orange. I'm assuming this is emilia javanica with orange flowers? Anyways, I was wondering how long the seeds will be alright in the fridge? I can't remember when I got these seeds, but I'd like to try planting them this year. However, if they don't last more than 2 or 3 years, they most likely are no good by now.

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Campanula UK Z8

Ah, but one thing is certain - they definitely won't be any use still in the seed packet. Go ahead, sow them - nothing to lose.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 7:43PM
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gardenweed_z6a

I Googled Tassel flower and the botanical name that came up was Emilia coccinea. Generally seeds remain viable for a short period of time--for many, not longer than two years. That said, you can sow them and hope for the best. As campanula suggested, they don't have the option of sprouting unless they're planted.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tassel flower info

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 8:14PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i agree with campy... whats to lose.. one pot.. and some media ...

whats the alternative.. throw them away??? .. i dont think so ...

or.. just sow them direct .... and then weed them all out.. when you forget what you did.. lol.. been there.. done that ...remembering in fall.. wondering what happened to them ... lol ...

ken

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 9:51AM
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