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RE: anyone had success growing calla lilies from their own seed? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: newine on 10.01.2008 at 11:45 am in Far North Gardening Forum

I have grown callas from seeds for a few years now and it is really easy.Take the seeds heads in when they start to yellow and set them somewhere to dry out... a shelf, a windowsill. wherever.Then sometime in the beginning of February, I take the dried out seed head and clean up the seeds as best I can.I soak them for 2 days and then rub of any remaining husks. Plant them at about their own depth in seed starter mix and wait for the results.I have found that I get pretty much 100% germination.I plant the resulting cormlets in with my full sized callas so that I don't lose track of them. I have had some bloom the second year for me, but normally it takes three years. I started out with several handfulls of donated corms and now have enough to fill 3 big planters...ie cast iron syrup kettles and copper washing machine bases.Next year I will have enough to fill a 4th planter.

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