Quick bloom from seed

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Thu, 31 Jan 2008 18:22:14 PST
The literature reports that Lilium longiflorum can be raised from seed to
bloom in eight months - and those are old reports. Modern growers might have
speeded it up even more. As mentioned, L. formosanum is also quick from
seed, some blooming within a year. 


In old reports, Lilium pumilum and Tigridia were said to give about 25%
bloom the first season under best conditions.


Garden glads are also known to give a percentage of bloom the first season
from seed. 


Iris dichotoma sometimes blooms the first year from seed. 


These examples are just off the top of my head - doubtless there are many


Jim McKenney


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