Germinating Daylily Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Auburn Hills, MI
Question by leorenee736
October 15, 1999
In the past I have tried to germinate daylily seeds without success. If you can offer me any help I would appreciate it.


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Answer from NGA
October 15, 1999

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Some seeds have natural "inhibitors" that delay germination until conditions in nature are optimum. This dormancy must be broken to allow the seed to sprout. You might want to try soaking the seeds in water for 48 hours and then planting immediately. Use a soilless mix to get the seeds started and keep it consistently moist. The American Horticultural Society's book, "Plant Propagation," says to sow daylily seeds at 59 degrees F. Sow fresh seeds. They should germinate within 14 days. I hope this info helps.

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