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Siberian iris

Posted by Blevy 13104 (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 12, 12 at 15:41

I would like some advice on starting Siberian iris from seed.

Should I broadcast the seeds on the ground in the Spring, start the seeds indoors (now?), plant the seeds into the soil? If I want to start the seeds outdoors, how much light and moisture in the soil is good?

Here is some more information on my collection of seeds.

I collected many Siberian iris seeds from the viable plants in my garden (purchased as seedlings and planted as such). I woulI collected many Siberian iris seeds from the viable plants in my garden (purchased as seedlings and planted as such). I would like to propagate the iris from the seeds in other places of my garden.

Thank you for any advice. My zone is 5b.

Yours truly,

B. Levy


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RE: Siberian iris

Below I linked a discussion from over on the Iris forum on how to grow them from seed. Siberian work just the same as flag iris. Stratification is required and then start them indoors. Good luck.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: growing iris from seed


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RE: Siberian iris

I winter sowed Siberian iris seeds I harvested from my own plants and got good germination. They grew to about 12" tall the first year and grew to their full height in year two. I had a single flower on the plants grown from seed their second year but expect to see several blooms this year.

According to the Clothier database, they do need cold stratification in order to germinate which makes them excellent winter sowing candidates. Check out the Winter Sowing forum here on GardenWeb for any questions on how to go about it. It's very simple and inexpensive.


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