Hibiscus forum: Hibiscus seeds

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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Feb 8, 2016 1:07 PM CST
These are seeds I planted a week ago. I did nothing to them just laid them on soil and lightly covered them.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Feb 8, 2016 2:56 PM CST
What type are they? I have had fairly good luck with most types I have tried so far.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 8, 2016 3:43 PM CST
WTG Doris!! Mine came up in a hurry too!
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Name: Gerald
Jacksonville, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Bradfish83
Feb 9, 2016 5:51 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
I planted 100 after knicking them slightly with a razor and then soaking in warm water for about 8 hours. Let them sit in a humidity dome on a heat pad and after a month I got 6 seedlings.

Maybe next time I will do what you did Doris and go simple.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 9, 2016 6:24 PM CST
Gerald, I use nail clippers to nick most seeds .. so very easy! The key is to take SMALL bites no more than slivers until you see the kernel which is usually white or a cream color. All you need to do is break the seed coat.

The picture is of an old Hibiscus coccineus - not viable. You can clearly see the seed coat and kernel inside. Remember take small slivers until you see the kernel.

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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Feb 9, 2016 6:29 PM CST
Will this work for Hibiscis Roselle? So far only one has germinated.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 9, 2016 6:33 PM CST
Arlene I pretty much do this with all my seeds that have a hard coat.
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Feb 9, 2016 7:12 PM CST
Done, and dried the soil a bit and on the heat mat now! Thanks!
Name: Gerald
Jacksonville, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Bradfish83
Feb 10, 2016 12:16 PM CST
@Xeramtheum That is an excellent idea, using nail clippers. I was fighting with a razor and tweezers, which was a pain.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 10, 2016 2:59 PM CST
For really large round seeds with a very hard or thick coat I dent the coat with wire cutters and use toe nail clippers. For seeds like canna and lotus with very hard and thick coats I'll use the wire cutters to dent and a dremel with a cutting blade on it or a hack saw. If you try that, DO NOT HOLD THE SEED WITH YOUR FINGERS. Use pliers.
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Feb 11, 2016 9:51 AM CST
Nicked new seeds and replanted and they have already germinated! THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVISE!!!!

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