Saving Perennial Seed

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Saving Perennial Seed


Seed saved from hybrids usually produces plants of inferior quality. However, some perennials do produce true from seed.

Extra seed can be stored in a cool, dry place in a tightly sealed jar. When planted the following season do not expect all of the seed to come up. The extra storage time reduces the germination percentage so plant stored seed thicker. Copy the plant name and its cultural requirements on a slip of paper and place it in the container with the seeds. Two tablespoons of dry powdered milk, in 2 layers of tissue, will keep the seed dry.

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