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By Grog

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can you grow more plants fr om the pod


On plant Fritillaria imperalis


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From the seed pod, yes you can but you will need to let the seed ripen and then collection. Almost fill a 3 inch pot with a lean compost mix something like half John Innes potting compost and half fine grit. Sprinkle the seed across the top and lightly cover with grit to keep in place, label! stick in a corner of your garden and ignore for a year or more... check very occasionally to see if anything is happening. It take up to five years to produce a flowering size bulb from sowing the seed and, sometimes, nothing happens if you do not have viable (fertile) seed. The little 'flakes' should have a visible 'bump' in them.

9 Jun, 2012

 

To encourage you I sowed some in the autumn and overwintered them in a sheltered place. This spring they all germinated, each one producing a single thin leaf like a very small grass blade. They seem quite content to leave it at that for this year!

9 Jun, 2012

 

Yup Steragram that is their above ground effort for the year... next yeat you might get two or three leaves :-)

9 Jun, 2012

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