Last July I managed to collect some seeds from my Muscari. They went into cold stratification for 4 months and in November I sowed them, six days later they started to germinate. This photo was taken today, only 5 have got to this stage and they look rather skinny but it will be at least 2 years before they will have any chance of flowering. The challenge continues #muscari-grown-from -collected-seeds #muscari #grape-hyacinth 17/3/19
This post is for my own reference, but in case anyone is interested I collected some Muscari seeds in July, after some research I decided to have a go at germinating them. They have been in cold stratification for four months and today I sowed them, they will remain inside until they (hopefully) sprout. If they do actually make it, they won’t flower for two to three years, but I like a challenge 🙄🙄 #muscari-seeds 6/11/18
It's a "me" thing Dave, I don't like being beaten by something that sounds so easy @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co if it fails I'll try again, I'm very stubborn 😂😂 I get pretty flowers Charlotte, but you get food, each to their own, and don't forget your challenge for growing a Dahlia next year!! @charlotte 🤔🤔
Thanks Ange, this last two years (and that's as long as I've actually been what I would call being a gardener) I've been on such a learning curve, that I've learned that patience truly is a virtue @anges 😊😊
Seeds collected this afternoon and are now in the fridge in a damp paper towel. They are in a partially sealed bag and could take up to three months to germinate. After this they will be put in pots and could be a at least a couple of years before they are capable of flowering. That’s the theory and I like a challenge!!
This is what mine looked like when they were in the ground, and one day I got so frustrated I chopped them back by half 😂😂😂 I can see now though that the leaves on yours are much longer so I think growing them in a pot from now on is the way to go. 👍👍
They usually flower in April for a few weeks, they are also invasive if you don't keep them in check. I've only had mine a couple of weeks as I've been unsure about them, but I'm glad I got them now Sylvia @SylviaDavies 💙💙💙