Hippeastrum seeds

Hans-Werner Hammen haweha@hotmail.com
Sun, 06 Nov 2005 21:13:17 PST
Not necessarily.

This depends on the cultivar.

Seeds from H.cybister are small and dry out lethally within some days -I 
experienced that.
On the other hand I germinated successfullly - 4 and 5 weeks old seeds from 
common tetraploid gardener's amaryllis experiencing a g.rate >70 %; 
H.aulicum seeds 5 weeks old 90%

My tiny little Cyrtanthus seeds (having papery foiled seeds very similar to 
Hippeastrums) were at least 4 weelks old when I put them into coco peat - 
and they still germinated  to 50%

Nota bene I do not recommend to delay sowing. But a more optimistic 
estimation on the viability of these seeds becomes relevant if you transmit 
seeds into foreign country and wonder about the fate or whether it makes 
sense at all.


>From: "Angela and Dean Offer" <angelasgarden@bigpond.com>
>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Hippeastrum seeds
>Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 11:17:23 +0800
>When sowing hippeastrum seeds they have to be very fresh seeds.
>Sunny Albany Western Australia

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