Asiatic Lily Seeds

redthreaddiy(6a MI)May 2, 2010

I'd like to collect them! Where are they on the plant and what do they look like? Any other tips?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hi Red,
They are easy to collect. After the lily is done blooming pods will develop. They will be green and plump up and not fall off if fertilization happened. When the seeds are ripe, the pods will crack open. For the life of me I can't remember if the pods turn color or not, but they crack open when ripe so just don't collect before then : )
The seeds are papery disk looking things. With lilies many of the seeds will be no good. They will all seem very light and airy, but only the ones with a darker hard center are good. So keep only those.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2010 at 8:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

This may seem like a simple question, but can you plant the seeds later?

I'm confused, since people plant lilies from bulbs... Will planting from seed instead of bulb yield the same results?

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 12:51PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How are most of you taking cuttings?
I am trying to take cuttings of some of the plants...
New at this....How do I harvest parsley seeds
I have a healthy flat leaf parsley plant in my herb...
Seed Harvesting & Cleaning Instructions
Jonna Sudenius has made these wonderful videos on seed...
Saving Tall Cosmo Seeds
This is my first year saving seeds and I'm wondering...
Need help on keeping seeds True
If I want to collect Petunia seeds to grow the following...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™