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Re: seed propagation

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] seed propagation
  • From: "Bwardwelliii" <Bwardwelliii@netzero.net>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 08:29:45 -0400


Thanks, your info is helpful.  Mine are just starting to open now.  As for
the time to plant, I think I'll just experiment a bit.

Bill Wardwell
-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Orr <PatrickJOrr@hotmail.com>
To: IRIS_TALK <iris-talk@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Saturday, August 04, 2001 6:01 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-talk] seed propagation

>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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