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dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

August 26, 2009
9:31 PM

Post #6991635

I have some I saved from last fall in the fridge. Does anyone have any experience with growing allium from seed? I don't need anymore schubertii--my bulbs are doing fine but I don't want to offer the seed to anyone without letting them know if they are slow or difficult to start from seed.
JonnaSudenius
Büllingen
Belgium
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
4:07 PM

Post #7021132

Allium seeds take usual 3 years until they bloom. The seeds must be fresh (not older than a year). I was succesful winter sowing different kind of alliums. After germination they will slowly grow a few months and than it looks like they die. But it's just the part above the ground, the bulb stays alive. Just wait for next spring. I keep them in pots the first 2 summers and plant them out in the garden in autumn.
If you have fresh seeds of the Allium schubertii, I would like to trade with you. Please have a look at my have list to see if there is something interesting for you on it.
Jonna

dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2009
8:27 PM

Post #7022113

Thanks for the information Jonna:) My seeds are about a month away from being 1 yr old. They've been kept in my fridge the entire time. I didn't bother to save any from this years flowerheads since I hadn't done anything with last years seeds. I'm not needing anything as far as seeds go--always have too much anyhow:) If you would like to try them anyway--I'd be more than happy to send them to you. I'd just be tossing them out anyway since I'm a not really set up to take care of seedlings (apt gardening). Dmail me if you would like to give them a shot even at their advanced age:lol:

Donna

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