Daylilies forum: My First Daylily Seeds!

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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Aug 27, 2015 3:10 PM CST
This forum has started me down a new path. I have allowed some of the seed pods to ripen and today, I collected my first seeds. They came from Russian Easter. Next year, I will do some intentional pollinating, but this year, I will have to use what the bees or other insects have done.
Does it make any difference with the size of the seeds?
I even took pictures of my first pod:
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Aug 27, 2015 3:18 PM CST
Great!!!!
Congratulations on your first seeds! Actually you did great, I harvested just ... one seed from my first pod!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
What are you going to do now? Store them? Plant them?
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Aug 27, 2015 4:02 PM CST
I will dry them, then store them in the fridge and plant them in the winter, to get them started before transplanting them outdoors in spring. I have a sunny south window and also some sets of fluorescent lights.
I have a few other pods maturing.
Have you already planted your seed?
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Aug 27, 2015 8:34 PM CST
I will dry them, then store them in the fridge and plant them in the winter, to get them started before transplanting them outdoors in spring. I have a sunny south window and also some sets of fluorescent lights.
I have a few other pods maturing.
Have you already planted your seed?
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Aug 27, 2015 9:36 PM CST
Congrats on the seeds! Thumbs up
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Aug 28, 2015 6:11 AM CST
I'm going to germinate it (if it wants) indoors, then grow until next spring.
It's the first time for me too!
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katydaylily
Sep 12, 2015 8:38 AM CST
Sep 11 at 10:48 AM

My first time too!

No re-blooms or prolifs, very seldom have any, but I tried to hybridize for the first time under the tutelage of Patsy Cunningham, who took pollen before work, with my baby sitting plant Green Icon and only that. It would drive me crazy if I did not know pollen and pod parent. Most seeds harvested were from Echo the Sun - Sobeck. Also, used Picasso, Fairy Tale Pink, Lullaby Baby, Hyperion, Lady Fingers, Frilly Apron, Agape Love as pod parent.
Daylilies posted LULABY BABY, PROMISES PROMISES, LORITA WADSWORTH.

My favorites:

Portala Tapestry - Stelter

Promises Promises - Warner

Picasso - Crochet

Hopi jewel-Selleman

Passive Aggressive-Owen

Lorita Wadswoth- Bachmann

Lady Fingers - Peck

Frilly Apron - Romaine

Zachary Hickey - Doorakian

Green Icon - Doorakian

Marty Wray - Doorakian

Nancy Britz-Doorakian

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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Oct 2, 2015 4:08 PM CST
Those seeds are the start of a wonderful addiction. You never know what your going to get. The only bad part is that it takes so darn long to find out, lol!! My very first seedling from 2013 bloomed this year. It was a seed from Lady Neva that had been bee pollinated. The seedling looked exactly like it's mama, so I won't be keeping it, but didn't have the heart to do anything with it this year.
Vickie
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Mar 28, 2016 7:53 AM CST
blue23rose said:Those seeds are the start of a wonderful addiction. You never know what your going to get. The only bad part is that it takes so darn long to find out, lol!! My very first seedling from 2013 bloomed this year. It was a seed from Lady Neva that had been bee pollinated. The seedling looked exactly like it's mama, so I won't be keeping it, but didn't have the heart to do anything with it this year.


I agree gardening in general is an exercise in patience, and growing daylilies from seed seems to be an exercise in patience extraordianaire!

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