Stella d'Oro seeds, how to start?

Jackson, TN(Zone 7a)

I have stella seeds and no idea how to plant them. Can anybody help?

Are these like amaryllis and clematis seeds? Are they going to take years before they bloom or even germinate?

Help!

Melissa

Melissa,

I germinated Stella seeds a couple weeks ago. As soon as I harvested some seeds from the cracked and brown pods at the University of Tennessee gardens (shhhhhhh), I sowed them in potting soil, 1/4" deep. Watered thoroughly and placed under the growlights.

I had germination within 2 weeks. Today they are 3 inches tall or so and growing quite fast. I think I got something like 50% germination.

If you do not sow the seeds fresh out of the pod, they will need stratification.

I believe it is 3 years to bloom, when sown by seed.

Dave

Question Dave' This is my 1st year with the
Dwarf Designer Daylilies. Will they give
me seeds or maybe next year after they're
est? Sis'

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

Melissa, if you got them from a trade or something, put them in a baggie and put in fridge for 3-5 weeks. Then sow. I just did the same, and have had wonderful success!! Good luck:)

Jackson, TN(Zone 7a)

Thanks all.

tiG, They were from a trade. I only have about 8 seeds.

Dave, what is stratification? I think I know but am not at all sure. And I won't tell if you don't. I'm guilty of the same M.O.! LOL

Melissa

Melissa,

Stratification is just a cold treatment, as tiG described.

dave

Jackson, TN(Zone 7a)

Thanks, Dave.

Melissa

Camilla, GA(Zone 8a)

Here's how I plant seeds that need stratification this time of year..I plant in pots and simply set them outside for the winter and let them chill as they would if they had dropped in the garden, this has worked well for me with lot's of things that need a chilling period..In spring they will begin to sprout..This is really good where space is limited inside.I just leave them out on the porch or deck.
Larkie

This message was edited Monday, Sep 10th 12:27 AM

Jackson, TN(Zone 7a)

Thanks, Larkie. I believe that I will try it both ways. Your method seems to take up less time. Or maybe I am just lazy.LOL Anyway, the ones that I put in the frig., should I wait until closer to spring to start them? I don't have a greenhouse and a very small house for my family and myself. Not to mention I have had to fight my children to preserve my little amaryllis that I started from seed. I would feel safer with the Stella's outside and at the mercy of Mother Nature.

Thanks,
Melissa

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

Melissa you can leave them in the fridge til spring:)

Jackson, TN(Zone 7a)

Thanks, tiG! All this chillin' and dryin' as got me really confused. When I decided that gardening was something that I would love, and I do, I jumped in with both feet. I think I might have just been a little too froggy! LOL

Melissa

Lyles, TN

Melissa, Welcome to the club, (ribbit) That's how you learn to garden. We all do it.(Make mistakes, that is.) You should have seen the seeds I bought one year for an herb garden. Guess how many mint seeds are in an ounce!

Jackson, TN(Zone 7a)

LOL, I did the same thing with dill, not knowing how well they reseed themselves. I have plenty of dill now. May not get rid of it for a while. Thanks for the warm welcome.

Melissa

FSH, TX

Dave, Hemerocallis seeds, well you can get them to bloom within the first year of growth just like Brugmansia. Of course 16 months isn't bad timing either. Tig, congrats on the seeds.

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

thanks ;) most are over 6" tall!!

Jackson, TN(Zone 7a)

Question, tiG. I have read that keeping seed in plastic bags "suffocates" the seed, any truth to it? Don't want to kill them before they get a chance to grow!

Thanks,
Melissa

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

melissa, please realize that I'm just starting:) I have bought seeds from professionals and they have told me that is okay to do. If you have heard otherwise, then we both need find another way. I think a piece of tupperware would do fine (mine aren't near as tight as they should be:)
And thanks to two dear friends here, I'm hooked now! Sure would hate to lose the seeds i'm getting as it's too late to plant. Calalily and Brugmansia!!! calling you or anyone else that has this info:)
Melissa, sit here and share these chocolate chip cookies with me til they get here:)

Jackson, TN(Zone 7a)

tiG, I have the coffee for the cookies! I have all of my seed packets in a tupperware box, but all the seeds are in paper envelopes(since I read that plastic bags were a NO-NO!). Hangin' with you 'till we hear more!:-)

FSH, TX

Melissa,
I have sent out a few of my own hybrid hemerocallis seeds to members here this year. All were kept in plastic bags in the fridge for several months. Ziplock bags. Seems to work fine for me, but I do understand the concern as plastic promotes moisture retention and hence mold if one is not careful.

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

whew!! Melissa, we can finally get up:) we have an answer.

Jackson, TN(Zone 7a)

LOL, I know, tiG. My behind was a gettin' a little sore! :-)

Thanks, Brugmansia! :-)

Florence, AL(Zone 7a)

Brugmansia, is there anything you DON'T hybridize?

FSH, TX

MsBatt,
I am sure there is something I don't hybridize, just haven't figured it out just yet. Lol, seriously, my wife detests having flowers as I destroy every flower trying to hybridize them before they open for the most part. She asks, when are we going to actually get to enjoy some of them?...My answer, as soon as I get one I like I'll stop. Just because you hybridize doesn't mean your very good at it. A lot depends on the plants though.

Menasha, WI(Zone 4b)

Brugmansia -- you lost me...How do you get the Hemerocallis seeds to bloom the first year?

Upstate, NY(Zone 5a)

So if my seed pods break open on their own and the seeds fall to the ground it's likely that I will have baby stella's next spring?

Tulsa, OK(Zone 6b)

Hi I've read somethings about presoaking with a mix of hydrogen peroxide. Any coments on how succesfull this is?
Thanks
Dave Tulsa, OK

Tulsa, OK(Zone 6b)

Hi Everyone: I tried soaking my hybrid seeds in a mix of 1/3 hydrogen peroxide and 2/3 a mix I am using to feed my new seedlings. Its mainly kelp, fulvic acid and a mix of different benificial microorganisms and micorhyza to improve the root system. I had most of my seeds sprout after 3 days soaking. I love it.
Dave

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