first blooms from seedlings

txgrnhsMarch 1, 2011

in late spring of 09, i planted my first amaryllis seeds. i work at a greenhouse, so placed them in the intermittent mist system for germination. i grew them in high light and pushed them along w 200-300 ppm liquid feed. i repotted them numerous times, starting with a 72 count tray, and now, most are in 1 gallon or quart pots. this past week, i noticed 3-4 bloom scapes rising up. i am so excited to see them starting to bloom! before i tried, i could not imagine that i could grow a bulb from a seed, much less to get it to flower!

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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

That is terrific! GREAT JOB! Please post pictures when the blessed event arrives. :)

    Bookmark   March 1, 2011 at 9:35PM
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What were the parents?

I would love to see pictures!!!


    Bookmark   March 2, 2011 at 9:21AM
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How exciting!! Please post pictures when they arrive..and if you remember who the parents are..!!


    Bookmark   March 2, 2011 at 9:27AM
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If I recall correctly, you were breeding St. Joseph's with some of the newer varieties trying to attain cold hardiness with new shapes and form. I am interested in hearing your progress. This is exciting. Congrats on your scapes. Proof of a job well done.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2011 at 4:22PM
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