Hesperocallis undulata seed durability

Kipp McMichael kimcmich@hotmail.com
Fri, 10 Dec 2010 20:34:53 PST

  I collected seeds of Hesperocallis undulata in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in March of 2009. The seeds are flat and matte-black and do not appear it first to be particularly durable. I was unable to plant these seeds in fall of 2009 and was doubtful they would be viable after a year and a half in storage (which consisted of a dish in a drawer in my unheated greenhouse). I decided to give them a try this year and planted them during a seed-sowing stint earlier this fall. I checked the pot today and the seeds are sprouting very well - greater than 50% at this point. Apparently the seeds are tougher than they appear!

  If anyone missed-out on the recent offering of these seeds I have some I can share. Please email me privately if so.


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