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Sep 2, 2015 5:31 PM CST

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I am wondering when I can plant daylily seeds I harvested from crosses I made this year.
Appreciate any info, thanks Marie
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Sep 2, 2015 7:10 PM CST
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
Marie- You may want to include the area, zone you are from, Southern states often plant in fall, Northern states either spring, or fall/winter if they have a green house or grow lights/Southern windows for in the house. Good luck with your seeds!

Gale
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Sep 3, 2015 1:01 PM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Marie, if you're not already doing so why don't you put the seeds in zip-lock baggies in the fridge to keep them until you're ready to plant them. I understand that they should be refrigerated for at least two weeks before planting -- but this is just info I picked up along the way and may not actually be true. And someone here mentioned that daylily seeds can be refrigerated for up to three years and still be viable.

I usually plant mine here in Bakersfield starting around mid-October, but that is only because we always go on vacation for a week in early to mid-October and I want to make sure I'm here to give them some TLC when they start emerging (usually about one week after planting).

Hope they do great for you!
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Sep 3, 2015 5:25 PM CST

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Thanks Gale and Betty, I appreciate the info, I wondered if they were like iris seeds, I usually plant those October, hoped it was similar. Thanks for refrigerator tip too, didn't know that.
Marie
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Sep 3, 2015 5:26 PM CST

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Oh and I am in Santa Ynez, Ca. mild winters, ugly HOT summers Thumbs down
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Sep 4, 2015 2:26 AM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
I can totally relate! Hilarious!
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Sep 8, 2015 11:49 AM CST

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Today another scorcher, Thumbs down Hoping it isn't going to last long, meanwhile plant projects are at a standstill.
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Sep 8, 2015 2:54 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Mine are too. Between the scorching heat and the severe thunder storms .... that new bed may take months to complete. Luckily, all my new daylilies are sitting cozily in their nursery pots until the new bed is done. All are putting on new leaves since their brief transplant shock and seem to be adjusting to my very hot and humid climate just fine!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Sep 9, 2015 6:33 AM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
I've heard refrigerate daylily seeds for at least a month before planting.
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Sep 9, 2015 1:25 PM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
I've heard two weeks...
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Sep 9, 2015 2:27 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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I heard a month also.
Lighthouse Gardens
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Sep 9, 2015 4:31 PM CST

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i will try 2-3 weeks in refrig, am hopeful with these seeds, exciting Hurray!
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Sep 9, 2015 6:15 PM CST
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
Marie, if you need seeds to practice with, I Still have a lot of pollen unknowns from 2014, and some from this year, nothing overly fancy, but from nice time tested performers. You are welcome to them.

Gale
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Sep 30, 2015 4:54 PM CST

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Wow Gale, I just checked my mail, sorry for not getting a look at this sooner. I'd love whatever you'd be willing to spare.
I just collected my seeds all six packages lol and put them in the refrig.
I really appreciate any you would spare.
Marie
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