difficult seeds

Lauw de Jager dejager@bulbargence.com
Sun, 08 Dec 2002 09:41:13 PST
Cameron McMaster a *crit :
Has anyone tried
growing Hypoxis hemerocallidea (=rooperi) from seed?


This hypoxis is doing very well here.

 After having finaly located the seed (it is so small and the pods are minute) I have sown it several year running. It was sown in the autumn and the boxes wre left outside. Germination occured the over two years.

Now so many offsets are produced that I have no need to sow again. But if anyone wnts some I can look for it. oI agree that young bulbs are much easier to relocate when they are just 2-3 years old, big enough to survive posting, and small enough to adapt to new conditions.RhodaStutterheim, E.Cape 

Your 2-3 year old bulbs have settled in very well. Only the winergrower
from the Cape (Veltheimia capense) is still disorientated. New shoots are
just begining to develop while the acclimatised bulbs had leaves already
in early autumn.

Kind regards
Lauw de Jager
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