The Q&A Archives: Starting Daffodils from Seed

Question: Can you start daffodils from the seed pod after they bloom. Thanks, Al Hedrick Valley Springs, CA

Answer: Sure can! but remember that the resulting plants may not be exactly the same as the plant from which you collected the seed. Those seeds had genetic imput from two DIFFERENT parents and the offspring will reflect that. Anyway, it's easy! Sow the seed as soon as is ripe (usually mid to late summer when the pod has dried) in flats (just covering the seed with soil), sink the flats in the ground against a north-facing wall, and cover with glass. Moisten soil occasionally, if necessary. Transplant seedlings in the autumn after 2 years growth. Have Fun!

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