Daylily Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Bonny
Fox Point, WI
Question by bkoven1200
January 23, 2000
Last fall I collected seeds from pods on my hybrid daylilies. Will these seeds sprout and produce flowers, and if so, will the flowers remain true to the parent?


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Answer from NGA
January 23, 2000

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If you plant the seeds you will indeed have daylily blooms in a few years, however daylilies will cross pollinate and not be true. In fact, hybridizing daylilies is an exciting, interesting and challenging hobby for many serious gardeners. Because it is such a popular process, much information is available on this fascinating subject.

I suggest you go ahead and plant the seeds and see what you get. It will take a few years to get a bloom, but it will be fun to see what kind of bloom you get!

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