any extra seeds for sale

gdjcbFebruary 1, 2013

Hello,

I have received a lot of great advice and info on here and not to be greedy, but I was hoping that perhaps I could also ask to purchase some seeds from a few of you. I have thought about purchasing off of the auction sites, but not knowing reliable sellers and who best to purchase from to give seedlings best chance for my zone, I am a little leery. For those of you who have looked at my previous posts, you will know that I have an affinity for the eyed/edges daylilies with ruffles added making them even better. If any one has extra seeds with a chance of a eyed/edge and or ruffled seedling that should grow in zone 5/6 and would like to sell them, please post. I will pay whatever is fair and shipping.

Thanks,
Gale

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flowergirl929(5)

You should buy some from Ruby (lily auction name) they have the latest and greatest plants in their garden. Dale makes great crosses and Cindy keeps everything organized. What they list is what you will receive. I have been to their garden and it is beautiful. So many new plants it's hard to not visit every day! try them out

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 10:46AM
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gdjcb

flowergirl, I took a look and they do have some great crosses. I noticed that they are in AL, should I just look for crosses with at least one Dor in it, or are their Sev and Ev hardy enough to produce seedlings that will do well in zone 5/6? I see that you are in zone 5, so what do you look for when you purchase seeds from them?

Thank you,
Gale

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 12:30PM
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flowergirl929(5)

They live in zone 5, they're just visiting AL. I just buy what I think is pretty. They have very new plants that you would not otherwise be able to get seed from on your own. I will email Dale and he can answer your questions. It's a good idea to get a little bit of dormancy in your plants though if you are in a cold area like we are.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 8:53PM
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Julia NY(6)

Check out Emery and Mthrnatur on the LA. I purchased from both of these sellers 2 years ago and all the seeds germinated. I believe Emery is in Canada and Mthrnatur is in MI. Each of those sellers sells the forms you are looking for. If patterns are your thing, Emery typically has a nice variety.

Word of warning though. The auction tends to get into a bidding frenzy so set your $ amount and stick to it.

I wish I had seeds to send you for free but I only crossed a few in 2012 so no spares.You might also want to consider looking at seedlings to purchase off the LA. Sometimes you find a great bargain.
Good luck.
Julia

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 9:23PM
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alpha_5(zn5 IL)

Hi Theresa. Thank you for your kind words.

Gale, we are playing snowbird on Alabama's gulf coast. We garden in central Illinois. If you see a cross involving
southern bred plants introduced prior to 2012, you know that plant was hardy through our winter. We, almost always add only new introductions to the garden.

Dale (ruby on the LA)

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 7:37AM
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gdjcb

hello,

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to respond to my post. Dale, That is great to know about the hardiness and you have great crosses, just what I am looking for. I have placed bids on several, hope I get at least a couple. Juliany, I won my 1st seed auction yesterday from Emery. You are right about the frenzy, most of the auctions are well above what I feel comfortable paying right now. These seeds will be my first attempt at growing a daylily. Floweregirl, thanks again, you have gone above and beyond, I appreciate it.

Thanks,
Gale

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 1:06PM
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flowergirl929(5)

Gale, I'm glad I could help! I'm excited for you to be starting some seeds. That is so much fun to do. Dale and Cindy have so many great seeds you will be hooked!
Theresa

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 9:35AM
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McHaleBrent(5)

I just started daylilies from seed this year, and I found that if you soak the seeds in 2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide to 4 cups water, then little white roots will emerge. After they emerge you plant them in soil atleast 8 weeks before the last frost in your area. I have gotten 22 little sprouts and i probally will have more. I harvested all the seeds I am growing from my daylilies last year. Btw each seed will sprout the little white root at different times so just be patient. I've learned most of this info offline earlier this year. I hope this helps.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 8:35PM
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gdjcb

Brent,

Thanks for the info, sounds like a great method, good luck with your sprouts. When you say in the soil, do you mean direct sow outdoors? I have found very little info on direct sowing Daylily seed on-line, and what little I have found implies poor results. Would be my preferred method if I knew that it would work well in a northern zone, though.

Thanks,
Gale

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 9:52PM
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McHaleBrent(5)

Gale,

No I start them indoors in flats/then small pots. Just be sure that when you plant them you put the little white root facing down, and try to make sure it stays facing down. I just noticed that some of my seeds that I planted flipped over and the roots had to make a U turn down because they were upside down. Hope this helps, it's working for me so far.

Brent

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 4:26PM
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weedyseedy

I have started them for years either outside in the Fall or in the Spring in the garden. But it's risky. I have had every seed grow and I have had the whole batch not show above earth. But I grow species and old dips. Tets and more recent daylilies I can't be bothered with---mostly. A cross with Ed Murray X Orchid Corsage that I was anxious to see totally fizzled until I planted the same cross in jiffy mix and left it in the refrigerator for a month----the first seeds just rotted outside. Lemon lily and rosea species grow nicely if planted in November outside. I was more careful with an odd cross of Ed Murray X Wild Horses and used the jiffy mix refrig method--I can't even imagine what they will look like if they get thru this winter outside-they were tiny plants last Fall and I've had a harrowing year personally and the garden took a back seat to DW's health. The flat was left out in the cold so they may survive and they may not. Weedy

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 6:36PM
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gdjcb

Brent, weedy,

Thanks, sounds like starting in the house is the way to go. I have been able to purchase 50 seeds from LA so far and hope to get 50 more, 100 seems like a reasonable amount to start with. Juliany was right about some of the seed auctions, they can get pricey. I really liked the crosses Ruby has but was out bid by a significant amount on all of their auctions that I bid on. I am happy to have won auctions from Emery, though, and have a few top bids still for Mthrnatur auctions. I also won 7 auctions from thegardenstone. They weren't mentioned by anyone on here, but they had good feed back and the prices were much more reasonable.

Thanks,
Gale

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 7:39PM
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Julia NY(6)

Gale: A few more sellers of seeds I've found to be good. Both are in cold zones and had round forms and some patterns. Not sure if they are selling now.
Lilydude
Northman

Sounds like your on your way to be totally addicted to growing daylilies from seeds LOL.
Good luck.
Julia

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 9:56PM
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McHaleBrent(5)

This year I want to buy some daylily seeds offline. I want to get some newer varieties with ruffled edges and bright colors. Where did you buy your seeds off of? The lily auction?

Brent

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 12:10AM
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gdjcb

Brent, Yes, from the Lily Auction. I went nuts last night bidding on and winning ten auctions from Sscape. 25 to 27 seeds per auction, so I went from thinking a 100 seeds would be a great place to start, to getting 300+. Sscape had some very nice eyed/edged crosses and the majority had Dor. in the crosses, as well. Don't know anything about him but checked out the feedback and it was good. Price seemed great with most auctions won at $6-$6.50 and free shipping in US.

Juliany, Yes indeed, well on my way. Thanks for all the help.

Gale

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 11:59AM
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McHaleBrent(5)

Gale

Thank you for the info, this year I probably won't be buying many seeds until summer starts because right now I don't have much money right now. I am 15 so it's hard to get money during the winter, and I'll have to wait to summer when I make some money. Thank you for your info, and I hope I helped you with what I know.

Brent

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 2:21PM
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gdjcb

Brent, Starting at 15, I can only imagine the great Daylilies you will hybridize in the future. Also, it is great to hear a teenager talk about making money in the summer, mine have to be strongly encouraged to do so.

Gale

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 4:27PM
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McHaleBrent(5)

Gale

Last summer I worked on a farm and earned over 200 dollars, I got paid minimum wage. This year I want to buy new daylily seeds and daylilies.

Brent

This post was edited by McHaleBrent on Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 18:51

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 4:39PM
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qaguy

I have some seeds that I have no use for. It's a long story.

Anyway, get in touch with me if you want them. I'll give them
to whoever wants them. Whoever it is can send me a SASE.
Or maybe three SASE to keep them separated. You can
email me through GW.

Butterscotch Ruffles (15 seeds)
Rojo Alto (20)
Tiger time (15)

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:46PM
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gdjcb

Hello,

Thanks qaguy, I think that this would be a great chance for Brent to get some Daylily seeds to start this spring. I was lucky enough to purchase about 300 seeds on the LA. So far, with the exception of 1 small order were most of the seeds were crushed, it appears that I will have plenty to keep me busy.

Thanks again,
Gale

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 11:25AM
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McHaleBrent(5)

Qaguy,

I would be interested in your seeds. So I'll email you about it.

Thanks,
Brent

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 5:03PM
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