where are seeds - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by joacs456
May 16, 2007
i would like to start a couple of gardenia plants from the bushes that i already have in the yard and your article says that you can start them from seeds, where might they be and what do they look like

Answer from NGA
May 16, 2007
Jo Anne,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

I have never seen anyone try to get seeds from gardenias and even if the modern varieties are setting seed (which I kinda doubt) this would be a very slow process to get a seeding growing for years to reach flowering age. It would also mean the seedling was not a copy of the desirable variety from which it came. I would suggest instead you try rooting cuttings which is how commercial growers produce gardenias. The following web site provides info on how to root cuttings:


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