Seeds forum: Pink Turk's Cap seeds

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Name: Larry
Hill Country TX (Zone 8b)
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ricelg
Sep 19, 2017 7:12 AM CST
Anyone ever harvested & planted their own? I have a beautiful one that has produced fruits, which I picked & dried then peeled out the seeds. However, I've tried both planting under a grow light and using the paper towel method and haven't yet got any to germinate. Anyone have thoughts/advice? Frustrated...

Thanks
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 19, 2017 9:17 AM CST
Martagons need 3 months warm followed by three months cool etc.
Maybe use a 'frig for the cool period ?

They should sprout on the third cycle of warmth.

I am about to start some in moist vermiculite. Will keep them warm until the New Year. Then into 'frig for January, February and March. Bringing them to warmth at beginning of April, and expect sprouts in the following weeks.

More info is the Lily Forum here at NGA.
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Name: Larry
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ricelg
Sep 19, 2017 9:31 AM CST
Interesting, thanks.

I've harvested some previously that (after drying) I put into the fridge. Do you advise bringing them out to "warm up" and then back in the fridge or should I leave them there until 3 months out?
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 19, 2017 5:34 PM CST
I would place them in a baggie of moist vermiculite or loose soil and keep them warm for three months first.
They are two step germinators. The first warm period lets the root develop, and then the cool period allows the leaf to show.

Hypogeal germinator.
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Sep 19, 2017 8:12 PM CST
Is your "Pink Turk's Cap" this,



or this,



???

My guess is that it is the former since that would make the most sense for your climate.

Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 20, 2017 5:53 AM CST
OK I assumed it was Martagons!
Name: Larry
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ricelg
Sep 20, 2017 6:53 PM CST
@danita. Thanks for asking...mine is most definitely the Pam Puryear Pink Variety

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Leftwood
Sep 20, 2017 7:14 PM CST
Gee, and I was thinking this one!

Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 21, 2017 7:41 AM CST
So -tell us about the more tropical plant?
How does it grow ? a shrub ? or ?
Name: Larry
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ricelg
Sep 21, 2017 10:08 AM CST
Yes, more shrubby I suppose but not terribly dense. It is thriving in part shade, takes the Texas heat, and, even better, my wife loves it! So I'm trying to make more.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 21, 2017 6:41 PM CST
Danita;s photo shows it as a very pretty plant.
Good luck with your seeds for growing it.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Oct 9, 2017 11:33 AM CST
Growing from seed is much slower and less likely to be the same as the parent plant compared with growing from cuttings.

If plant is large enough, I suggest layering the stems.

I haven't gotten seed from the pink or the white yet, but the reds come readily from seed.

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