Daylilies forum: Little Seedlings Coming Up!

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Oct 24, 2013 1:42 PM CST
I'm so jazzed because a few tiny little seedlings are beginning to poke up from the potting soil now! I started planting them a week ago Sunday, and it usually takes about 1-1/2 weeks to see those little green pointy nubs start popping up -- and here they are! I still have over half my seeds yet to plant, but I do love this positive reinforcement!!!

Betty
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 24, 2013 2:42 PM CST
I know just how you feel. Doesn't take much to stir some of us up. Thumbs up
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Oct 24, 2013 3:43 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 24, 2013 4:36 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
If your daylily efforts are even half as successful as your iris efforts, we are in for a LOT of treats!
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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mistyfog
Oct 24, 2013 10:54 PM CST
What a joy to see those little green pointy things popping out of the soil, Betty.
We are busy planting seeds too. Then, it is the rest of winter taking care of them.
Daylilies, along with the seedlings are definitely a year round task. But, oh the
joy in seeing all the new blossoms. Well, some of them anyway. There are
always the not so nice ones to shovel prune.

Congrats on getting so many seeds this year. Lots of work but lots of fun too.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 25, 2013 4:50 AM CST
That is exciting, Betty! I would be jumping for joy too Smiling
Vickie
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 25, 2013 6:13 AM CST
Happy for you Betty!!
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Oct 25, 2013 9:27 AM CST
Thanks guys -- And now I'll be running out there first thing every morning to see what else is popping up. One thing I noticed, though -- just about everything I took note of in those that are emerging seemed to have LILLIAN'S STUFF AND SUCH as the pollen parent! Amazing!

Betty
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 25, 2013 9:35 AM CST
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Oct 25, 2013 3:33 PM CST
Congrats, Betty! Nothing in my garden is much more exciting than seeing little seeds rear their little sprouts as they poke above the ground or potting soil.

I won my first few daylily seed auctions on LA recently. (I had never heard of this auction before reading about it here on the Daylily Forum ... thanks for the new obsession from other enablers! LOL!) I had received my very first auction seeds in the mail and had the seeds laying out overnight. I was planning to add them to my fridge crisper bin, but got distracted and left them on the counter. The next day, I noticed condensation in the bonus seeds ziploc bag. Strange! On further inspection, I realized that one of the seeds had actually started to germinate right there in the baggie. I guess the change from the seller's refrigerator to my warmer climate and house prompted one of the seeds to germinate. It doesn't get any better than that! All the seeds in that baggie got planted right away! Such a quick germination after receiving them could lend the possibility of blooms in 2014! I can only hope!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 25, 2013 4:22 PM CST
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Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Oct 26, 2013 2:27 PM CST
Way to go Betty, hope you get a lot of keepers.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Oct 27, 2013 12:32 PM CST
Thanks Fred! LILLIAN'S STUFF AND SUCH turned out to be a great little parent both ways, and that's why I just had to get that second plant from you.

Betty
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Oct 31, 2013 5:22 PM CST
I am VERY amazed. I think all 5 daylily seeds germinating so quickly is a record for me. These seeds came as bonus seed gift from an LA seller. They are Shabby Chic x with unknown pollen parent. All 5 seeds germinated by the end of 5 days right out the mail box! That is darn good in my book!!!!


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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Oct 31, 2013 6:23 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Nov 1, 2013 4:59 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Most of our seeds germinate in 3-5 days here and the rest within a week (maybe 2 if I planted too deep and they don't poke there heads out right away) unless they are dormant and then they may take up to 3 months. The first year I planted seeds I transplanted the seedlings after 6 weeks and the seed trays with the ones that had not germinated got dumped into a pile. Well a few weeks later I noticed I had seedlings everywhere in that pile. Of course they stayed there as I had no idea the crosses any longer but it goes to show a little patients goes along way sometimes.
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Nov 1, 2013 11:47 AM CST
Great info, Michele! Thanks!

Betty
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 3, 2013 5:49 AM CST
Thanks, Michele! I have my first seeds in the fridge now and did not know they could take up to three months to germinate. I definitely would have given up if they hadn't germinated before then. Since I only know the pod parent, I guess I really don't know if they will be dormant or not.
Vickie
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Nov 3, 2013 8:10 AM CST
blue23rose said:Thanks, Michele! I have my first seeds in the fridge now and did not know they could take up to three months to germinate. I definitely would have given up if they hadn't germinated before then. Since I only know the pod parent, I guess I really don't know if they will be dormant or not.


I have read that some seeds have taken up to 6 months to germinate.


You never know if the seeds are dormant or not; it is different than the dormancy of the plant; dormant parents does not necessarily equal dormant seeds. One reason I don't cold stratify my seeds is because I can plant the seeds and have most of them sprout in a less time frame than if I were to store them in the fridge in a moist environment for 3-8 weeks and then move them to room temp to germinate which still can take up to a month on some so I just plant them directly from the pod and most will germinate in the time frame I said above.

Now if I am not ready to plant the seeds I will stick them in the fridge to store them until I am ready. And if I were going to plant later in the year or the following spring I would most likely store them in the fridge but I have the advantage of being able to plant them as soon as harvested here.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Nov 3, 2013 8:46 AM CST
Michele - I have wondered about the cold storage idea. I live in Florida, too, where we don't really have cold Winters. I am going to be planting some more seeds today.

Do dormant plants mean that they need cold temps to thrive? Evergreens are southern plants, right? What about semi-evergreens?
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