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Jeffnz

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2023, 09:07:37 PM »
Pronounced wave pattern to petal edges a very attractive feature.

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2023, 06:54:43 PM »
Next flower that opened had a better shape and round. It was ruined by rain, so didn't take a picture.

I have been trying to get a fan of DESIRE OF NATIONS, no luck yet. So I decided to buy some seeds.

Pod parent
DESIRE OF NATIONS
http://springwoodgardens.com/intros09/desire.html

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EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW
http://springwoodgardens.com/intros21/EVERY%20KNEE%20SHALL%20BOW%20.html

Should have the seeds next week or so. Will start them right away, and see how big I can get them under lights by Spring. Would be great to see a flower, by that Summer.......

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2023, 03:05:46 AM »
Was able to get a couple seeds pods growing , both ways with the two seedlings that were posted.

This flower was also rained on,  not as dark or with vibrant colors. Much better shape.



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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2023, 04:13:34 AM »
Nice flower.
Have you ever purchased day lily seed from Urban Seeds USA? They appear to offer a selection of good varieties at a very good price, some reviews of the Company have not been that positive.

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2023, 04:45:59 AM »
Jeff thanks.

Bought my seeds from https://daylily.com/cgi-bin/auction.cgi. First time I have bought daylily seed. May buy more if I see something newer with blue eyed crosses.

Three new seedlings flowering for the first time.






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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2023, 04:55:02 AM »
I may buy this cross, even though I'm not really interested in those colors. Both have high bud counts 40+ and 8 way branching, Would be mostly interested in the scapes and flower edges. Probably would get some decent flowers from that cross.

https://www.daylily.com/cgi-bin/auction.cgi?seedsdaylily&1691268495

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2023, 05:28:26 AM »
The above three seedlings were pollinated with this seedling(one seed pod each and two on the smokey blue seedling). Not going to grow a lot of seedlings this winter.




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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2023, 09:34:53 PM »
Bought a new light, went with the VIPARSPECTRA  XS2000. Hard to beat $46 off, with the 3 year warranty and free ship. The Diablo is a better light, but with all the parts and shipping it's close to $250 total, and no warranty on the LED board.

I should be able to grow around 50 daylily seedlings in 2 liter coke bottles cut down in size. Might even start them in the coke bottles so I don't have to repot.


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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2023, 12:27:29 AM »
Two more pictures of the above seedling.






Just for fun, I put pollen from this seedling onto Forestlake Ragamuffin, two pods are growing.




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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2023, 11:25:02 PM »
New light came early....

Have the light at 50%, will keep it at that for a week and then up it and see how they do at 75%. !00% is way too bright. Thinking they are going to take off with more space between them. Plan on planting them outside mid September.








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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2023, 03:07:30 AM »
Going to start my seeds tomorrow. Goal is to see flowers Summer 2024..............




Also bought this cross. Should have them Monday.

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY
http://springwoodgardens.com/intros14/through.html
https://garden.org/plants/view/644113/Daylily-Hemerocallis-Through-a-Glass-Darkly/
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RULER OF NATIONS
http://springwoodgardens.com/intros21/RULER%20OF%20NATIONS%20.html
https://garden.org/plants/view/797263/Daylily-Hemerocallis-Ruler-of-Nations/
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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2023, 11:05:10 PM »
Extended the bed for the daylilies that are growing under lights.. I may plant them out in the next week or so. The bigger plants are getting root bound.





Seeds arrived. So happy about this second batch(15 seeds) of Desires of Nations x Every Knee Shall Bow. Being two years old, hopefully most germinate. I have tried seeds that I had in the fridge for a couple years and they did germinate.


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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2023, 01:44:13 AM »
Daylilies planted. Had to cut the soda bottles to remove them. Removed all the Miracle Gro potting soil around the roots. Will be adding sand and screened compost to the new batch I'm starting. A couple seedlings struggled, and one rotted and died. Wasn't enough drainage and stays too wet for too long.






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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2023, 11:07:18 PM »
Thought this was an interesting auction. Wow $53 per seed. I wonder what the highest has been for 5 seeds?. I think $3 is my max per seed, rather buy the plant and make my own seeds.
https://www.daylily.com/cgi-bin/auction.cgi?closed&seedsdaylily21692549921

Edit, didn't realize that one has to have an account to see the auction listing
Redefinable x Starman 5 seeds sold for $266.00
https://garden.org/plants/view/783252/Daylily-Hemerocallis-Starman/

I was never one to buy daylily seeds until now. I wanted some newer genetics crosses to see if I could get flowers by July 2024 and hopefully cross with my blue eyed daylily.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2023, 11:19:42 PM by Guff »

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2023, 02:21:03 AM »
Wow.
This echo's the prices paid for special galanthus bulbs. Must be some very deep pockets to meet these prices.

 


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