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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:03 pm    Post subject: amaryllis seed pod Reply with quote

This year my Amaryllis has produced a seed pod. Does anyone know when is a good time to try sowing them?
Most of the sites I have found are American and it's hard to know if the info applies here, as a lot of American gardeners plant their bulbs in the garden.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have often heard of people propagating the Amaryllis by bulb offsets, but not by seed. Im sure it is possible though. How much seed do they produce?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: amaryllis seed pod Reply with quote

The Amaryllis seed heads should be left on the plant until they are dry and rattley. You can sow the seeds indoors so no need to worry about the american info. Barely cover the seeds with a quality seed and potting compost and keep them moist. Keep the seeds in a light filled room at an even temperature. The young plants should flower for you in three to four years.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some things to be aware of with Amaryllis seed sowing, Marge.
Growing from seed can give an unpredictable flower color.
It will also take about five years for your new Amaryllis to produce flowers.
Check this link for some interesting photos of Amaryllis seed germinating in water....
http://danny.belcher.com/Amaryllis2.html
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Growing from seed can give an unpredictable flower color.

Not a problem...I look forward to the surprise! Gardening always has that element of unpredictability.

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It will also take about five years for your new Amaryllis to produce flowers.

mmm... the plan is to be around in 5 years Laughing

Txs all... now I have more seeds to sow. This should be interesting. Very Happy
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