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Jeffnz

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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2022, 12:00:21 AM »
OP pollinated seedlings can be  difficult to suppress which is why I remove all flower buds before seed release.

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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2022, 02:48:38 PM »
I did remove a lot of flowers this year so they wouldn't set seed. Hellebore are just too much work, esp cutting all those leaves off so you see a nice display of flowers each Spring. One two plants, ok , but try 50-100......


This is my favorite blue eyed seedling
Bella Sera x Palace Garden Beauty. Took picture this morning. First flower to open and it was also rained on. Pollen looks to be ruined as well. Colors are not vivid like it usually is. Will update later if the deer don't get to the buds before another flower opens.













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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2022, 10:19:00 PM »
Removed the rest of the Hellebore seedlings.


Far end, is where I have my Hepatica plants growing. Metal is to keep the deer from eating the leaves.


Planted Thibetanus seeds.


Next year I need to dig up all the Snowdrop bulbs that are in the bed, then replant these Thibetanus seedlings. Will probably have to make the bed bigger.


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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2022, 10:51:06 PM »
As you know I am highly envious of your success with thibetanus.
Best of luck with the hepatica seed bed, waiting to see it in full bloom.

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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2022, 11:18:08 PM »
Jeff thanks.

A couple hundred flowering Thibetanus would be nice. I like the fact they die back, and don't have to cut the leaves each Spring for a nice display of flowers.

As an experiment, I buried 10 foam cups and put one seed in each. Would be easier replanting them.




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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2022, 02:32:28 AM »
Good approach, as long as the pots have drianage?

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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2022, 08:56:45 PM »
It should work, plenty of holes punched into the foam cups. Years ago I started Tree Peonies this way. Dug up a spot, filled back in with compost. Placed cups with a seed in each and covered. Took two years to germinate outside. Inside is much faster, but if your doing a lot of seed, outside is probably the way to go.


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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2022, 10:32:33 PM »
Ended up planting 49 plants. I will be doing some select Hellebore crosses, for seed trading Spring 2023.

If interested, message me.



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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2022, 03:35:36 PM »
Some flowers











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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2022, 08:47:32 PM »
Great sepal structure with the all the doubles.

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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2022, 02:19:12 AM »
Thanks.

Few more










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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2022, 02:27:28 AM »
All are great but the third double is close to my idea of a perfect double shape, rounded sepals often missing from most doubles. Is it from the same parentage as the 2 other spotted doubles?
 

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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2022, 02:33:25 AM »
First and third are from seed you gave me, I believe.

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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2022, 03:23:27 AM »
I am pleased that you have ended up with good forms from seed that I have sent, great to see the outcomes.

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Re: Hepatica seeds 2022
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2022, 07:38:18 PM »
Fertilizer arrived. Ful-power is suppose to help seeds germinate and help with nutrients uptake. I have some old Hellebore seeds that I have sitting around, probably 5 years or older. Going to soak them and plant them out and see what happens. I may even try soaking cyclamen seeds just to see if it makes a difference.


 


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