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Re: seed propagation

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] seed propagation
  • From: "Patrick Orr" <PatrickJOrr@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 17:49:45 -0700

Dear Bwardwelliii,

I think you would do better receiving this information from someone who lives closer to you than I do, but if you do not hear anything, send me an email offline and I will tell you what I do to propagate irises from seed.  
Most people wait until the iris pod begins to split at the top.  At this point, rather than risk having the seeds fall out, they harvest the pod and bring it indoors to completely dry.  Then when it is completely dry they harvest the seeds and store them in the refrigerator until planting time.  Some people harvest the seeds out of the pod as soon as the pod begins to split at the top, and they dry the seeds out indoors before storing them until planting time.  I have tried both methods, they both work great for me here, but may not for you there (rumor has it in humid areas pods with too much moisture inside of them can rot).  I live in a relatively dry place...my pods can and have dried completely on the stalk before.  I just tie a nylon sock around them so if any seeds fall out they are not lost.   

As far as when to plant and how for your area, hopefully someone will provide that information to you.  If not let me know and I will find out.

Patrick Orr
Phoenix, AZ  Zone 9
----- Original Message -----
From: Bwardwelliii
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2001 5:48 PM
To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-talk] seed propagation
Hi, I'm relatively new and have very few irises, varieties that is, in my collection.  I started my gardens several years ago after finding a huge pile of discarded bulbs and rhizomes along the side of the road.  Knowing what they could become, I tore up the yard and started what has become quite an obsession.  Each year I return to the pile.  This year, I found nearly one hundred rhizomes with leaves.  Some bloomed, most have grown 6 or more strong leaves and apparently all have lived.  I have bought a new property with 1.5 acres of yard and another 4 acres of woods and swamp.  I plan to take some of plants along with me.  My current garden is now three years old and many of the Bearded I have now have seed pods, as well as some of my three year old daylilies.  Would someone be so kind as to give me the scoop on how to propagate from seeds.  I'm not sure when to remove the pods, what to do with the seeds and when to plant them in pots.  Thanks in advance.

Bill Wardwell
Bristol, RI

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