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african iris seeds

Posted by Iplant2 austin TX (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 25, 05 at 7:31

Can I grow african iris from the seeds they drop?


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RE: african iris seeds

  • Posted by Baci z10Ca (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 25, 05 at 8:47

Yes. Some of the Dietes I planted are beginning to sprout this time of year.


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Thanks, the plants are dropping so many seeds, but I thought they were a bulb only. Do I need to treat the seeds before I plant? Thanks again


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They will reseed themselves and you can then dig the seedlings as you want for other places. I dig about 20 each year to pot up for plant sales. Very easy and forgiving if you neglect them. Al


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I've had some of these for about 3 years and have yet to see a seed. I've seen the white flowers in the spring, I'm guessing that's when I should be looking?


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Here, they drop so many seeds it's unbelievable...I've joked on my trade list that I have enough to stuff a beanbag chair if you wanted, but really, it's no joke! After the flower is done, there'll be a green pod which eventually will turn brown and split open. Sometimes the pod opens up almost in a tulip shape. Each pod has like 20-30 morning glory-sized brown seeds inside. They germinate wherever they land and look like wide blades of grass when they sprout. If anybody wants any, feel free to contact me! I can always find seedlings also...
Amanda 'romando'


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  • Posted by Baci z10Ca (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 1, 05 at 7:49

Looks like your question has been answered, Iplant2 seed treatment is not needed. I have seen posts where someone rooted theirs in a peroxide solution, but it was not necessary.

I like simple growing instructions. For these seeds:
Surface plant them, water them they will grow - plant a few now.


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Amanda, I sent you an email!


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amanda,
if you still have some, i would like to get some as well..
i will send you an email.
thanx
kirk


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