Bush Daisy and Japanese Red maple seeds?

trmeyer(z5a MO)May 6, 2006

I picked some seeds off a bush daisy plant today, when can I plant them? Do i have to wait awhile, or if they are dry can I use them? And also I was wondering, does the japanese red maple have to drop the seeds to use them or can they be picked from the tree? Do they have to dry on it, or before I plant them? Thank you for all your help.


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john_ny(z6/7 Sunset 34)

If your "Bush Daisy" is Euryops, just plant the seeds right away. A lot of warmweather plants have seeds that don't need stratification, or cold tratment, and are best when fresh.

As for the Japanese maple, those do need a cold treatment. The seeds can be picked from the tree, but they must be ripe or mature. (Around the end of sept./beginning Oct. here, in New York City area) Once you've picked the seeds, plant them right away. Fresh is better - do not let them dry out. As I said, they need a cold stratification. The easiest way I have found to do this, is to plant them, in flats, or pots, outside, right after harvesting. Cover with screening or mesh, to keep the squirrels, and mice, from digging them up and eating them. They will germinate in the spring.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2006 at 6:25PM
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trmeyer(z5a MO)

Thank you for this helpful information. You know what's terrible, I can't find my bush daisy seeds. I was going to go ahead and plant them, because I never heard anything from anybody, and now I don't know what I done with them:) But I did go ahead and plant the japanese maple. It is protected from varmints digging in it, so will leave it until spring. Thanks again!!!!


    Bookmark   June 7, 2006 at 12:17AM
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