seedling reemergence after first dormancy

Mary Sue Ittner
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 16:07:37 PST
At 12:47 PM 12/29/2013, you wrote:
>Nhu mentioned
>"I had a high rate of germination with fresh seeds, but of course,
>none of the seedlings came back." referring to Hesperocallis. I 
>wonder why he says "of course". I have
>not attempted Hesperocallis. Am I wrong to expect most of my 
>seedlings  return after their first dormancy?
Hesperocallis is a special case. We've discussed it a lot of times 
over the years in this group. A lot of people have gotten seed  to 
germinate, but I don't recall anyone was able to grow it to blooming 
size and most people couldn't get it to reappear after the first 
dormancy.  This has been true for people who are really expert bulb 
growers. It seems to be one of those things you need to go see in the 
desert those years when they have good rainfall.

Mary Sue 

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