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Turks Cap from seed

Posted by ruthz DFW/TX (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 11, 11 at 17:48

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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RE: Turks Cap from seed

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.

RE: Turks Cap from seed

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...


RE: Turks Cap from seed

  • Posted by ruthz DFW/TX (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 12, 11 at 16:02

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.

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