Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: anyone want seeds? or trade some?

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Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Dec 27, 2011 7:20 PM CST
im going to have SOO many seeds right now i count 19 pods on 8 diff kinds. i have 7 more in bud now and 12 more just starting to sprout.
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i did not cross any but i was stupid and whent back and forth between flowers hap hazard i will keep track on the rest of the blooms.
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lmk mike
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jan 31, 2012 1:48 PM CST
Mike,
Have you ever grown form seeds before? I have done so several times. I only got wild small red flowers on small bulbs. Only 2 flowers per stem. I have some 'Papillio' that is 2 years old and looks smaller that onion sets. Maybe another year might make a difference? I have had better luck growing Clivia from seeds. The seeds have to be on the mother plant almost a year before harvesting. Very slow grower. I can see why it is so expensive.
My question; Why grow from seeds that take 3 years or more and almost always reverts to wild when you just had a sale for some of the nicest kinds for only $2 each?
Mike, I have the highest respect for you for what you have done. May God bless you and make everything you touch blossom.
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Jan 31, 2012 5:49 PM CST
well
i have not grown from seed but there are very great cross breeds that others on atp have done and most do not all revert back to red /small flowers. take a look at gone2seed crosses you can get one of a kind flowers NEVER been produced how do you think they have ended up with 100's of different kinds?? The thread "crosses" in Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum Next the 2.00 sale i dont think those are nicest kinds by any means and i say they are just the basic original ones. T he nicest ones run on my sale before Christmas 6-9.00 and most sights 11.00-25.00 per bulb. 'Papillio' is a small bulb to start with the ones i sold where 1/2 the size of a big red lion mother bulb BUT it did produce 2 spikes 4 flowers each and my cost was 8.95 before shipping. most of the bulbs seeds i have already have ripened and opened on there own and its been 2 months i have grown them down here in Florida in the grown for 14 yrs they bloom in spring not Christmas time and seeds fly naturally in no more then 3 months at the very most. I don't know how many i will try to grow but im giving away and not charging 100"s of seeds and if someone like gone2seed told me they had some they crossed i would like to try to get something new. the biggest thing is to make sure you are pollinating crosses that are interesting and you might have some turn out less desirable but i believe a true plant lover likes the challenge of creating a new kind or going and nurchering something from seed. all of mine someone already asked for them they have a blog and like 125 different ones and have a list of people that can not afford bulbs so this is a way to get flowers for nothing but love and care. thanks for your thoughts

blessed be
mike
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Feb 1, 2012 11:59 AM CST
Mike,
The biggest difference is you can grow them outside year round. I forgot to look at your zone area. And yes that is where new hybrids come from. Just in my limited space and time allotted, just not worth it for me. I tried several years now with no great results. The spices kind breeds true to form, so I shouldn't be disappointed with the papillo ones. Next, I will have to find homes for them when they grow a bit more. That's where the fun is.
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Feb 1, 2012 3:30 PM CST
Yes that is true
i am running out of room that is why i said i will only try a few seeds because 3 years is a long time to wait. I love to help people in need so when i can give seeds away to people that cant afford to buy bulbs or seeds my heart is filled with warmth and love when i think i can make someones day. Stush this is why you see the price on my co-ops are as low as possible i dont make money on any co-op i sell on ebay and DG and a retail location to make my money. But here i figure we are all here for a great loving community and if your buying from co-ops you looking for a great deal and that what i work so hard on doing. hope all is well

mike
Name: 'CareBear'

Sempervivums Hostas Dog Lover Irises Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents
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Stush2019
Feb 1, 2012 6:59 PM CST
Mike,
I am sorry that I didn't know about this site years ago. I looked through all the bulbs that I bought over the years. Sad I only have a few left. Wintering is so hard on me. No room in the house. I want to turn my attic into a green house for the winter months. My brother and I just put a new roof on and I had him install 3 large skylights on the sunny side. Once I clean out my attic, I could grow palm trees up there.

LindasFlowers
Jan 22, 2014 4:02 PM CST
Mike:
I would some seeds from your Amaryllis.
What is the charge for the Seeds?
What colors are they?
Thanks,
Linda Graham
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dutchman
Jan 27, 2014 3:38 PM CST
You need a lot of patience with these amaryllis seeds.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 27, 2014 3:43 PM CST
Yep, that is true. My friend sent me some seeds I only got a couple to germinate, 1 died, the other is 3 years old now and the bulb is still only about the size of a plum. Blinking
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Jan 28, 2014 2:56 PM CST
Stush2019 said:Mike,
My question; Why grow from seeds that take 3 years or more and almost always reverts to wild

Oh boy!This is where the new hybrids come from.I have never had one grown from seed revert to the wild,whatever that is.The part about it taking three years is accurate though you sometimes get lucky and get a bloom in two.
Here are a few examples.



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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Jan 28, 2014 4:36 PM CST
Those are all lovely, JT.
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jan 29, 2014 5:44 PM CST
I should have make myself more clear. I have used the seeds from the common hybrids sold in the big box stores. The common ones. I have seeds from species type as yours from 'Papillio' or the cyber kinds which produce some thing wild. 'La Paz' cyber, 'Ruby Meyer' cyber, crossed included. These you don't normally buy in your big box stores. Also if you live in a climate that could grow them out side by the thousands then go for it and you will get some exciting hybrids.
For all the time and trouble to grow these plants, I prefer to direct my attention to Clivia. I purchased some exotic ones from China and I get a good germination rate and are worth hundreds of dollars in 5 years time. I just purchased 20 variegated clivia seeds for $16 total including shipping. Much more worth the time and effort.
Stush
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 1, 2014 10:29 AM CST
I enjoyed growing some from seed, just inherited ones over the years. I just started two years ago, had good germination but attrition from the squirrels and other problems left me with only three after a year. Started more from seeds this past year, once I had good germination, but don't know how well they are going to fair during all this ice and snow, something we almost never have. Anyhow, the ones I grew this past year so far have looked stronger from the beginning and have already surpassed the ones grown the year before, so I have high hopes. Just normal blooms are fine by me, not too picky about my choices yet, I still have plenty of room in some of my beds. Three years seems like a long time, but by being able to plant them out in small nursery beds, and having succession of crops I think the time will go by without even noticing it, unfortunately the rest of my life passes by like that also.
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Feb 2, 2014 2:19 PM CST
Seedfork said: I think the time will go by without even noticing it, unfortunately the rest of my life passes by like that also.

The older you get the faster it goes.

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