growing species tulips from seed

Ina Crossley
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:18:20 PST
Thank you Roger.  I do have seed of T. sprengeri in the fridge too.

And thank you for pointing out which way to plant.

A learning curve this is, again.


Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

On 16/11/2013 7:13 a.m., Rodger Whitlock wrote:
> Perhaps that "red one" is Tulipa sprengeri. It's something of a weed, in that
> it self-sows quite freely.
> There's a refinement in sowing that may help with tulips (also with
> fritillaries): Insert the seeds into the sowing medium on edge with the hilum
> at the bottom. (Hilum: the point at which the seed was attached to the ovary.)

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