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#74129 Jun 22nd, 2007 at 06:24 PM
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I have some huge Alliums and when I was cutting the dead parts back I noticed the seeds popping out of them.

Is it possible to really regrow them from these seeds? Anyone done it before?


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i got seeds in trade - haven't started them tho.

it just takes a few years before the bulb develops enough for it to bloom.


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Joclyn #74142 Jun 22nd, 2007 at 06:37 PM
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Luckily I have a few years to wait! lol

I wonder if it's best to start them all in a pot?

And they are kind of hard like morning glories, should I soak them first?

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I know all allium seeds are a bit slow to start in the beginning...I've seen wuite a few of these dried heads around the block


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shots I have years and years of waiting time......if they come up it's free flowers! clap

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shots i was wondering the same thing! i got seeds on my white jade eye alliums! i was thinking about planting them and seeing what happens, thumbup


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A pot is a good idea so you don't disturb them or pull them up because they look like grass when they first come up lol.


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good idea tammy!


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I've done it -- I just plant the seeds under/beside the mother when they come ripe. They germinate in late October or the following spring and as Tammy says, look like little blades of grass, except the kind you have has wider blades, so you can definitely tell the seedlings aren't grass.

If they come up in October, they stay green all winter and go dormant about a month after the mother. You want to keep them green for as long as possible -- that's how you shave a year off the time to bloom. So you might need to water them if you have drought Mar-June. The little ones -- by that I mean the little Alliums like A. pulchellum, A. drummondii, A. cernum bloom the 2nd or 3rd year, but the big ones like A. christophii are 3-4 years. But you don't notice the wait, really, because they are so self sufficient, for seedlings, I mean. (You don't have to baby sit them like regular perennial seedlings.)





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thanks partygirl!!!


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