Turks Cap from seed

ruthzNovember 11, 2011

I just gathered a seed pod from my variegated Turk's Cap.

I've never tried growing them from seed.

I know your supposed to plant them while the seed is fresh.

If you've grown them from seed please share your experience.

I really like the variegated one and would like to have more, but it hasn't gotten very big in the 3 years I've had it.

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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I think I planted mine in the Spring but they germinated easily. I would plant some now. We have a week of nice warm weather and bring them in for the bad freezes this winter and If they don't come up , let them stratify outside and then water them again in the spring. Plant some in the spring just to be safe. That is how I cover the bases.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 10:28PM
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Lin barkingdogwoods

Ruth, if you're trying to get more variegated turk's cap, then I think you'll have to do root divisions or cuttings. I don't know that the variegation comes through the seeds. I've heard that for pink turk's cap you need to propagate vegetatively...


    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 9:08AM
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Yes I would like more variegated Turk's Cap (red flowers)
I like it even if it's not blooming.
I guess I'll just skip planting the seeds.
I wanted to try layering, but it has only gotten 1 main stem for the past 2 summers.
I have a regular red one and a pink one, but they get much taller and fuller, especially the pink one.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 4:02PM
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