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From: "J.E. Shields" <jshields104 at INSIGHTBB.COM>
Subject: Re: Zantedeschia seed germination
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Ray and all,

Thanks for the comments.  They are very helpful.  The first batch I tried=a
year ago were put in the cool greenhouse because I thought they needed th=e
temperature fluctuations.

Would Z. x 'Schwartzwalder'  be the same as Z. 'Black Forest' by any
chance?  We bought one tuber of that in May 1999 at our local garden shop
and have had those beautiful purple-black flowers for 3 summers.  My wife
loves it!  We grow it in a 10-inch clay pot in straight Promix.  It sits
bone dry under a bench in the greenhouse over winter.  Probably not hardy

Jim Shields

At 11:55 PM 3/19/02 +0100, Ray wrote:
> >How well do Zantedeschia seeds retain viability
>Just fine up to at least a year at room temp.
> >Do they germinate well when treated like Arisaema seeds?
> > Do they require day/night temperature differences to germinate
>I haven't had significant seed set from the hybrids though.
>The ones we got from Oregon Bulb Nurseries (through the efforts of
>Jeanne Hanna) are spectacular. And Z. x 'Schwartzwalder' from the
>Netherlands is something to behold, nearly completely dark purple-black.
>There are two in bloom inside right now. They'll get planted out this sp=ring.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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