Daylilies forum: Daylily seeds

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Name: christy
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Apr 14, 2017 8:38 PM CST
I left daylily seeds in a bowl to dry for over a month. Are they too dry? I just read that you only let dry for a week.
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Name: Dnd
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Apr 14, 2017 10:01 PM CST
Christy, I think they should be fine. If I were you, I would get them into the fridge or somewhere cool for a few weeks (or longer, until you are ready to grow them).
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Apr 14, 2017 11:05 PM CST
I agree with Dnd! Refrigerate them for a few weeks in the crisper bin.
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Name: Sue
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Apr 15, 2017 4:59 AM CST
You can kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. Put the seeds in damp vermiculite or perlite to put them in the fridge for about four weeks. Then they'll be stratified and should germinate more quickly when you do plant them.

Unless you're in a warm humid climate you don't need to store daylily seeds in a fridge, they are fine in paper bags In a cool room. Fridge storage just helps them stay viable longer. I don't store mine in the fridge, they only go in the fridge to damp chill (stratify) a few weeks before planting. If they are too dry when they go in the fridge it doesn't break their seed dormancy, hence the damp vermiculite/perlite.
Name: Ken
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Apr 15, 2017 6:07 AM CST
Assuming that the seeds were harvested in autumn of last year, how were they stored between harvest and a month ago?

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