saving seeds

Jane McGary
Fri, 30 Apr 2004 17:11:07 PDT
I live in the same region as Cindi, who wrote
>hi all,
>i was outside (another warm and sunny day here) just yesterday working
>among my bulb plants and found that i have some hyacinthus with seed pods
>on them.  they have most likely done this in years past, but i never
>paid much attention and didn't think about saving seeds.  these plants
>are H. orientalis and of course a hybrid so i am curious as to whether
>the seeds in those pods would grow and would they come back true to the
>form i already have?

This year, my Dutch hyacinths also set seed, which they rarely do. I 
attribute this to the very unusual weather patterns here this winter, with 
unseasonably warm temperatures during some spells.

To answer the question, yes, at least some of the seeds would probably 
produce plants, but no, they would not be identical to the parent selection.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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