Daylilies forum: Growing daylilies from seeds

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Name: brenda
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santafeorchid
Jul 29, 2016 7:48 PM CST
Howdy, Has Anyone in here grew daylilies from seeds. if so whats the best advice you would give someone attempting too?
Name: Amber
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Region: Missouri Garden Photography
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amberjewel
Jul 29, 2016 8:59 PM CST
Welcome! @santafeorchid.
I am new to seed growing myself but I know that if you search this forum you will find lots of good information. There was also this recent thread (where I asked about the same question) that you might find helpful... http://garden.org/thread/go/53801/
Amber
Daylily Newbie
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 29, 2016 9:12 PM CST
Welcome! to Garden.org santafeorchid
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 29, 2016 11:08 PM CST
Welcome! I agree, check the thread link Amber posted. Lots of good info in that thread.
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Name: brenda
santa fe
santafeorchid
Jul 30, 2016 12:34 PM CST
Thanks everone.
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 30, 2016 2:37 PM CST
You are going to love it here santafeorchid, please be sure to tell all your gardening friends about us! I encourage you to browse through our forums and don't be shy to just jump right in a conversation. Garden.org is a very welcoming place and we love when new members interact and we love making new friends. Also if you get a chance take a peak at our plant database it's a great tool for learning about plants you may someday want to grow or never heard of. Thumbs up
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Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
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CaliFlowers
Jul 30, 2016 4:44 PM CST
Daylilies are relatively easy to grow from seed, but there are a few simple rules which will greatly increase your rate of success. Seed stratification is probably the most important step to understand. Rich Howard, proprietor of CT Daylily in Connecticut, sells seed from some very interesting crosses on the Lily Auction, and offers sprouting instructions on his "About Me" page there. He also makes reference to an AHS Society Article on seed germination that you may also find helpful if you want to dig deeper into the why's and wherefore's of the "art".
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe Cat Lover Daylilies Irises Dog Lover Hellebores
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Mayo62
Aug 1, 2016 2:32 PM CST
Welcome! santafeorchid

Hi Brenda,
I only started 'collecting' Daylilies last year, so I'm still as green as can be Hilarious!
At the same time I also bought some (ahum! Rolling on the floor laughing ) seeds on the Lily Action and grew out about 170
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They survived the Winter and the first flowered last week! Thumbs up
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I can tell you that when you start growing DL's from seeds, you'll get addicted very soon Lovey dubby
and if you ever go to the Lily Auction to look for seeds..?
Well, there are several threads on this Forum to help with what happens than Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
(for instance: http://garden.org/thread/go/40381/ and http://garden.org/thread/go/40058/ nodding )


Mayo



a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 1, 2016 6:36 PM CST
Mayo - Whistling Sticking tongue out Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Aug 2, 2016 10:53 AM CST
I found a mature seed pod this morning, it was on what I call my Big Yellow NOID, it was a normal looking seed pod but with one empty chamber...there were 18 seeds in that one pod! That is the most I have ever gotten and they were all beautiful black solid seeds.
Name: Amber
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Region: Missouri Garden Photography
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amberjewel
Aug 2, 2016 11:35 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
@seedfork...the most I have gotten so far is 15 in a pod. I was thinking I would get an average of 5 seeds per pod (based on the few and late pods I had from last year)...I have waaaaay surpassed that!
Amber
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Aug 2, 2016 12:43 PM CST
In my limited experience, there are a lot more seeds in a diploid cross than there are in a tetraploid cross. The tets I've done have {maybe} averaged 5-6 seeds per pod. That's an average, mind you. The diploids do much better in the number of seeds.
Donald
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 2, 2016 2:14 PM CST
I was thinking a dip pod also. I have many more seeds in diploid pods than I ever see in tet pods.

Congrats, Larry on the seed bounty from your Big Yellow NOID seed pod! Hurray!
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
Aug 2, 2016 2:16 PM CST
My dip cross gave one seed. I'm officially in the One Seed Club. I'm waiting for a big pod of a tet cross to ripen. 4 chambers. If I'll get one seed you will hear me laugh and cry from Italy.
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Aug 2, 2016 2:18 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Sabrina, I hope we don't hear your crying all the way from Italy! Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
Aug 2, 2016 3:36 PM CST
Becky the day I will open the pod I'll write on here so you can make up your mind and think if you heard a strange sound coming from real far. Then you'll know what sound was.
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Aug 2, 2016 4:07 PM CST
Thumbs up Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
Aug 3, 2016 3:03 PM CST
Epic day today! I harvested one pod of a dip cross (stella de oro x nairobi dawn) and found 11 seeds! Two were to dry to be something alive so now I have 9 seeds. Still waiting for the big pumpkin pod.
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com
Name: Amber
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Region: Missouri Garden Photography
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amberjewel
Aug 3, 2016 3:09 PM CST
needrain said:In my limited experience, there are a lot more seeds in a diploid cross than there are in a tetraploid cross. The tets I've done have {maybe} averaged 5-6 seeds per pod. That's an average, mind you. The diploids do much better in the number of seeds.


beckygardener said:I was thinking a dip pod also. I have many more seeds in diploid pods than I ever see in tet pods.


I actually saw the opposite this year...although the number of diploid pods I had was far less than the tet pods. I had 5 pods that were Pandora's Box x Fancy Face and each had 4-5 seeds in them. On the other end, I have had 26 tet pods from various crosses with 10 or more seeds in them. I have three dip pods from a Stargate Portal x Fancy Face cross that I can't wait to open...I am really hoping that I get more than 5 seeds per pod on those Crossing Fingers!
Amber
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Aug 5, 2016 6:54 AM CST
I have collected some of my Tet seed pods earlier with the most being about 10 seeds. Yesterday, I collected the NOID x Lee's Loss DIP seed pod and discovered 15 plump seeds. Air drying them right now and storage in the fridge later today for a couple weeks. Maybe I can get some of these to germinate next month so I can get them planted.
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
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