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Will it work to propagate Ornithogalum magnum from seed?

Posted by steve22802 7a VA (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 19, 09 at 14:22

I have a nice mature Ornithogalum magnum bulb that has been in the ground for several years. Last year after it bloomed I collected some seeds from it. Do you think I could grow more bulbs from the seeds? How long would they take to bloom?

Thanks for any tips,
Steve


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RE: Will it work to propagate Ornithogalum magnum from seed?

Hey, thanks for tracking that info down Zubababy! Looks like it's not an easy plant to grow from seed but I might as well give it try since I've got a few seeds on hand that I collected. I won't hold my breath or anything though. ;)
Then again, I have managed to grow calla lilies from seed to blooming size and they started out with slow germination too. It took 3 years for the little bulbs formed from the seeds to mature enough to bloom! ;(

- Steve


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RE: Will it work to propagate Ornithogalum magnum from seed?

Steve22802,

Might you have a few seeds to spare to trade? If so, please see my trade list and drop me an email.

Thanks!

Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: My trade list which is fairly up to date


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