Daylilies forum: Q from new gardener

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sanders1745
Apr 18, 2018 8:20 AM CST
I have some jam berry daylily seeds and am reading up on them. I see a site where under "propogation" it says: Will not come true from seed

What does that mean?

If I can grow them from seeds, what is the best way to plant them? I know I need full sun to partial shade. Soil test results are pending w my ag extension.
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GaNinFl
Apr 18, 2018 9:23 AM CST
Welcome! to the site and Daylily forum.

Quick answer, A particular registered cultivar will not propigate as its true self. Meaning when the plant reaches maturity and blooms, it will bloom different. There could be similarities in look, but majority of time, vary in color, shape etc..


Edit to add, If planting all the seed or some of them and they reach maturity as a new plant, they are referred to as siblings. The sibling plants from the same cross often show variances.

Here is a forum as example of some of those. The thread "Please share photos of your sibling seedlings" in Daylilies forum
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Apr 18, 2018 9:28 AM CST
As for starting seed, there are many opinions as to what, when and how.
Here is a spot that I book marked that may help. https://garden.org/ideas/view/...
Stan
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sooby
Apr 18, 2018 1:09 PM CST
Welcome!

Is this definitely a daylily? There doesn't seem to be one registered as 'Jam Berry'. There's a 'Mixed Berry Jam', is it that one?
Name: Tina
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beenthere
Apr 18, 2018 4:18 PM CST
What you may have received is seeds from the "Blackberry Lily" which is a member of the Iris family. And way pretty! But not a Daylily at all.
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Seedfork
Apr 18, 2018 4:58 PM CST
@sanders1745
Welcome!
I am going to assume that the seeds might be those of 'Jammin's Jamberry'. If so then the seeds would be a result of a cross between this daylily and probably some other Tetraploid daylily. I suppose it is possible it could be the result of a bee pollination, and possibly (I don't know) even self fertile? So I suppose "Jammin's Jamberry' x 'Jamming's Jamberry' might be possible (not very likely).
You might check this site and get some more info:
http://www.jamminsdaylilygarde...
What ever the cross actually is as pointed out by others the seeds will not produce an exact copy of the parent daylily, and none of them may resemble the parent very much, but it will be interesting to see what the results are. You don't say where you are so it might take two or three years to actually get a bloom from the seeds.

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