Amaryllis blooms from seed to stalk – #FloweringFriday
Amaryllis vittata – I pollinate these flowers by hand, lightly dusting the pollen from the anther of one flower on to the stigma of another. I look forward to harvesting the seeds every year and growing new plants!
Seed pod pops open by itself.
Floating amaryllis seeds in water can help to tell which ones are viable. I’ve found it easy to tell, just by how plump each one is.
It was 6 years before seeds I planted actually flowered. Admittedly, there is nothing more thrilling than to see that stalk emerge from a bulb you’ve grown from seed. Patience is likely the biggest ingredient!
About WallFlowerStudiohttps://wallflowerstudio.wordpress.comKaren is a gardener, artist, designer and blogger, offering an online tour of her central Ontario garden, plus some other places, too. The camera is always within reach, and when writing, she may wax philosophical from time to time. ;)