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daffodil seeds?

Posted by silkysacto z8/9Sacramento (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 24, 08 at 1:14

Yes, I know that the narcissus/daffodil family multiplies at the base bulbs, but what is the function of that small bulb at the base of the bloom? That hard "sack" appears to contain something that looks like seeds. All my daffodils are finished blooming now and I'm wondering if I pick the spent flowers and plant those dead-heads with the bloom-base-sacks... will those sacks bring future clumps? I'm sure those sacks are called something but I don't know the terminology for them. They must have some function.


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RE: daffodil seeds?

the "sack" will eventually contain the seeds. This seed pod must mature & will then dry (turn brown/black) after that point (& not before) let pod sit at 70F for 4 weeks. Then store at 40F for 4 weeks THEN>>>>> lightly cover the seed siul temp 68-71F & takes 14-28 days to germinate.


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RE: daffodil seeds?

I have some Paperwhite narcissus blooming right now. It is indoor, so there is no insect to pollinate the flowers. If I want to get some seed, do I have to manually pollinate them? Or will they self pollinate?

Thanks,
Dave


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RE: daffodil seeds?

I am fond of daffodils. I want to grow every(greedy !) species of it. Difficulties is custom stricts. Doesnt permit to import bulbs.
So I have to grow it from seed. But I havent find any site selling daffodil seeds..
Anyone can help me?


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