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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Aug 29, 2014 6:35 AM CST
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do you let the seed pods mature? and have you ever tried to grow from seed?

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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Aug 29, 2014 6:58 AM CST
Very interesting shot, Jack. I've never seen pods on mine so now I'll have to look.
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jmorth
Aug 29, 2014 8:37 AM CST
This is the 1st time I have allowed my gloriosas ever attempt to set seed and the experiment is rather limited in scope. I think they will mature. Glad your's are well Cinta. I've read from more than one reference, Gloriosas are easy to raise from seed. That's the only way one California grower propagates all his stock (and also the reason he can't guarantee a a specific colored cultivar or form).
The results could yields some unique color variations as there's a couple of different cultivers out there (mostly Rothchildiana, superba, some older greenii. and maybe some carsonii). The latter were a new addition this year and the tuber's received seemed to produces a different result than the purple/brown color scheme promised. Had hoped to infuse new greenii into the mix again this year but those tubers sent by provider didn't even raise a sprout. I've been in communication w/ said m o company and they said they'd make good on the errant stock this coming spring.
My usual practice is to remove flowers to provide greater aesthetic appeal and channel energy back into tubers which inevitability yield more tubers every year. I started w/ either two or three small tubers from the gift shop at MOBOT over a dozen years ago, my own stock attained 400 tubers a couple of year's ago. I sold off a bunch, donated 50 or so to a not a raffle raffle, gave loads away, yet still have more than I can realistically use every year.

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 29, 2014 9:54 AM CST
Thanks for all the good information, Jack. I have the same tubers I started with a very long time ago. I bought more this past spring, potted them up but haven't seen a sprout. I'm guessing they won't grow since I haven't seen any evidence they're even alive!
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 29, 2014 7:02 PM CST
I will be watching your experiment with seeds with interest.
Will you start a thread somewhere?
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all else is just existing.
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jmorth
Aug 30, 2014 2:27 AM CST
I'll try to remember to.
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