How to start Daylillys from seed? - Knowledgebase Question

Santa Cruz CA
Question by vivianjesk
August 26, 2017
I have some new Daylillyseed but I can't find info on starting them.

thank you
Santa Cruz CA

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Answer from DaisyI
August 26, 2017


Here is some information for you:

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Answer from sooby
August 27, 2017


Daylily seeds often do not germinate quickly because a proportion of them have seed dormancy. So, many people, therefore, stratify them first before sowing. If you'd prefer they germinate quickly and together you might want to read this article from the American Hemerocallis Society's journal - if you don't stratify (damp chill) then the seeds may germinate erratically over weeks or even months. Once they are stratified (or not if you don't mind how long they take) they are started like any other seed, sown at twice the depth of the seed in a good seed starting medium.

Breaking Daylily Seed Dormancy with Stratification

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