Lycoris seed germination

James Waddick
Sat, 15 Aug 2009 10:17:42 PDT
>Dear Anita and all,

	Lycoris are fairly easy from seed. It is best to plant fresh 
seed although dry seed will germinate more slowly and less 
abundantly.  Seeds are large, black and shiny when fresh slightly 
duller when dry.

	I cover mine lightly and get germination of root or leaves 
within a year.
	Seedlings are extremely slow growing and to produce flowers. 
I have not kept records well enough and after 5 or 6 years most 
labels are unreadable to state with conviction what seed to flower 
time is here. Durations of 7 years and more are in the literature.

	I have numerous self sown seedlings around parent bulbs, but 
again exact times are not known.

	Patience is essential and really good permanent markers!

		Good luck.		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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