Germination of Moraea polystachya and Tigridia vanhouttei

Jim McKenney
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 07:51:20 PDT
Back in June of this year I received through BX 334 seeds of Moraea polystachya and Tigridia vanhouttei. Both were new to me.  I planted these promptly along with seeds of several Zephyranthes, some from BX 333 and some home grown. The Zephyranthes seeds germinated promptly, the Tigridia seeds took a bit longer but eventually provided a nice tuffet of seedlings. Some other irids from this sowing also soon germinated well.

But the pot of Moraea polystachya remained barren month after month. During September I had other things to deal with and hardly saw the garden at all. When I checked the pots recently, the pot of Moraea polystachya was full of seedlings. Some of you are probably saying "and right on schedule!".

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7

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