years from seed to flower

J.E. Shields
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 05:56:01 PDT
Hi all,

An interesting topic.  The database of Jack's seed germination results is 
still available on-line thru the Great Lakes Bulbs web site, URL =

Go to the Projects link then to the link to "Jack Elliott's Seed 
Germination Database " which is URL =…

I try to keep records on all batches of seeds that I start, but not as a 
separate table.  I'd be happy to look up any particular species results for 
the discussion.

I have had Clivia miniata citrina seed reach first bloom in as little as 30 
months.  So far, I've never had a Haemanthus started from seed here reach 
blooming size, but I'm still waiting. Various Nerine species take very 
different times to bloom from seed.  I think N. undulata has been my 
fastest Nerine.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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