Clay Higgins, New Jersey

Daffodil Seeds Germination

March 21, 2015

Categories: American Daffodil Society, General

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A while back I lamented about my daffodil seeds not germinating that I had planted in 2014 as they usually sprout and show themselves about Christmas. Mitch Carney told me that because we had an early cold November to just give them time and they would germinate. I want to report that Mitch was correct. My 2014 planted seedlings, after about three weeks of “normal” weather above freezing are about 3 -4 inches tall – green and doing well. Good germination. I had so much miniature pollen last year and this year that I’m having trouble finding seed parents for them.

Thanks for all the comments that I received. They were all helpful. We can never learn too much.


One Response to Daffodil Seeds Germination

  1. Bill Carter, Washington
    Bill Carter, Washington
    March 22, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    For those who plant seeds without good germination.  Don’t give up.  In 2009 my seeds spent a cold winter outdoors.  They did not sprout.  I chucked the soil mix in the garden.  Guess what.  The spouted in my garden the following year.

    In 2013 I had surgery and was unable to plant my seeds when I should have.  I got my seeds planted in Nov.  Poor germination,  they are doing very well this spring.   Seeds can go a year with out spouting.  I think planting a soon as you harvest is best.  August, Sept in the N. hemisphere is what I plan to shoot for in future.