reproducing amarillos - Knowledgebase Question

Hinesville, GA (Zone 8B)
Question by nlindsey4
April 21, 2007
besides natural division is there a way to get amarillos to reproduce. they have those seed pods after they flower but have never had any luck. any suggestions thanks tony.


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Answer from NGA
April 21, 2007

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Tony,

I apologize for this delayed reply to your gardening question and hope it is still helpful to you.

If you can get the plants to cross pollinate you should be getting viable seeds. Otherwise you are left to do a division. However bulbs can be cut vertically into 4 sections and replanted as long as you get some of the basal plate on each section. Prior to planting store the cut bulb sections at about room temperature for a few days to give the cut edges a little time to start to dry and heal. Dusting them with a fungicide is another way to reduce loss from decay. This is drastic and a little risky but it does allow you to get more plants faster.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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