Starting winter growing seed/Veltheimia seed

Paul Tyerman
Mon, 09 Feb 2004 17:32:45 PST
>I sowed the seed on the 30th October and it started germinating a few weeks
>later.  From the yellow I currently have 9 or 11 seeds up, and pretty much
>100% germination from all the other bicolors and mixed colour seed (I can
>get exact figured if you like as I kept track of amounts of seed in each
>pot etc).  Given that we have a distinct total dormancy in summer here of

Howdy again All,

Just to give exact germination numbers (I have been out and checked this

"Yellow" seed - 9 of 11 have germinated.
"Mixed Colour" - 12 of 12 have germinated
"Pink and Bicolors" - 21 of 24 have germinated
"Mixed Colours" - 14 of 17 have germinated.

The names within quotations are what they were received labelled as.  It
will be interesting to see what the flower results are.  Some are from Bill
Djik and some are from Doug Westfall (the other source was PBS BX so I'd
have to look it up... Lee Poulson rings a bell in memory) so there could be
rather an interesting variety of colours amongst them when they flower.
Here's hoping!! <grin>


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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