Daylilies forum: keeping seeds

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Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Mayo62
Jun 16, 2015 5:10 PM CST
well, I've gone and bought a load of daylily seeds on LA Whistling
What is the best way to keep them if I am not able to process them right away?

Dry and dark (in an envelope for instance) or wet and cold (fridge), or...?
And how long can you keep them that way?

Thank You!
Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Jun 16, 2015 5:28 PM CST
Keep them dry in a plastic bag in the fridge.
They will last a very long time. (Years) although I think it is best to plant them the first year.
Kidfishing
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Mayo62
Jun 17, 2015 1:57 AM CST
Thank You!
I do plan to plant them this summer, but it's good to know how to store them if I don't get around to planting all of them Thumbs up

thanks!
Mayo
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jun 17, 2015 5:41 AM CST
Oh hi Mayo, and I am the one, Cindy, that you bought some from. Glad to see you on here!!!!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jun 17, 2015 7:23 PM CST
Mayo - Welcome to ATP! I keep mine in those small plastic baggies in the crisper bin of my refrigerator. And when I collect my own seeds, I let them chill there for about a month before planting.
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Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
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Lalambchop1
Jun 18, 2015 1:22 AM CST
Hemlady said:Oh hi Mayo, and I am the one, Cindy, that you bought some from. Glad to see you on here!!!!


Cindy, that is priceless!

They need to be chilled at least 3 weeks before you plant them so I also put them in plastic bags in the veggie drawer of my fridge.
Leslie

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Mayo62
Jun 18, 2015 6:33 AM CST
hi Cindy! Thumbs up

Ah, so I've come to the right people for advice Big Grin
I'm learning sooo much from all of you , thank you for putting up with all my newbie questions!

I want to do things right and what better way than asking the 'profs' ? Thank You!

I'm REALLY looking forward to planting the seeds..
Seeing the very first shoot emerge must be wonderful!!! Hurray!

Cindy, a lot of the parent plants of the seeds you offered are DL's I would love to have, but it's not allowed anymore to import DL's from the USA into Europe.. Sad
But this way I can raise their offspring Big Grin
And I wouldn't mind if some of them looked exactly like one of their parents! Whistling


Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jun 18, 2015 11:11 AM CST
Mayo - I want to make a suggestion .... when you start your seeds, hold 2 or more seeds back .... just in case. I can't tell you how many times something happened with my seeds/seedlings and I was smart enough to keep a few in the refrigerator for back-ups. After the inital seedlings grew well, then I sowed the rest of the seeds. Each seedling will produce a unique plant and blooms. Some seedlings may look similar and some will have siblings that look quite different. So you never know what that little tiny seed will produce. Just don't plant all the seeds at once. Best to keep a few seeds of each cross as a back-up! Thumbs up
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Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Mayo62
Jun 18, 2015 12:16 PM CST
hi Becky,

oh, that's a very good idea! Thank You!
As an absolute beginner it might indeed be wise to keep seeds as backup Whistling

Yes, it will be very exciting to see how the seedlings will turn out !
Who knows, maybe in a year or 3 I will register a couple of new cultivars with the AHS! Rolling on the floor laughing

Thank You!
Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jun 18, 2015 12:20 PM CST
Mayo - Absolutely think you might have some that will be worth registering and naming! Your hardest part will be coming up with an unique name! Hilarious! Hilarious! Thumbs up
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Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe Cat Lover Daylilies Irises Dog Lover Hellebores
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Mayo62
Jun 18, 2015 12:26 PM CST

oh, I wil think of some Dutch words that none of you can pronounce for the most special ones, the ones everyone will want!
nodding nodding Rolling on the floor laughing

Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Jun 18, 2015 3:48 PM CST
Thumbs up Smiling
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Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
"As for me and my house, we will se
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Lalambchop1
Jun 20, 2015 3:55 PM CST
Mayo, do you know about the Lily Auction. Lots of seeds for sale there. Also, there are some sellers not far from you. Francois Verhaert is in Belguim.
Leslie

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

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