sowing Lycoris

James Waddick
Mon, 17 Oct 2005 09:27:31 PDT
Dear Angelo;
	A timely question as I too have been harvesting seeds and 
will offer some to the Seedex soon.
	I usually sow them right away (well, with some 
procrastination), but seeds dry at room temperature and retain 
viability for at least 6 months maybe more. They'll wrinkle, but seem 
to do OK.

	Remember they are very slow to bloom. In your mild climate 
and with good fertilization you should do well with them. I know the 
speediest seems to be L radiata pumila, otherwise expect 4 - 6 or 8 
years to bloom! Egads!

	Best	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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