Little blue flower
When I moved house three years ago I acquired a lovely little blue flower which I think is Triteleia laxa. I'd love to have more of it, but I can't get the seeds to germinate. It's only one small clump, so I can't split it. Has anyone succeeded in growing this from seed, and if so, how? May I'll just have to overcome my habitual stinginess and buy some.
I couldn't even get the bulbs to grow
In the sticks near Peterborough
I've never tried but now I've seen them, I want some, just looked at the seeds, cheap and easy so will have a go, come back this time next year, I'll let you know?
Try sowing seed in a pot in the autumn and leaving outside over winter.
Sorry, but in my garden this is a seed weed of the first order. Comes up in its hundreds and has even changed colour in places. We must have thousands of them and they even survive being turfed out by the moles.
Seeds, if produced, are best sown fresh when slightly under ripe. Leave therm exposed to the weather and they should them germinate in spring. They take a few years to reach flowering size.
I really wanted to try these. Didn't know they can grow from seed but would it not take much longer than from corms?
Thanks for all the advice. Seems I've been treating them too well. I'll try exposing them to the elements.
I'm not sure if they would take too long to flower from seeds.
Last year someone on the seed swap sent me some seeds that form bulbs, False Freesia, they flowered first year, when I dug them out they were already bulbs. These look similar.
They definitely need the cold spell outside through the winter.
It was me who sent you the False Freesia (Freesia laxa). It flowers reliably from year one. I also grow a beautiful hybrid, Freesia laxa Joan Evans. I'll have lots of seed by the end of the Summer.
Freesia laxa used to be called Anomatheca laxa and before that Lapeyrousia.They are not related to the Triteleia (used to be Brodiaea) laxa.
Triteleia laxa does take a while to reach flowering size. I have some clumps which are now in their third year and not ready to flower this season. Possibly grown in pots and heavily fed, they may flower quicker.
Yes! I couldn't remember , I have loads of them now as I collected my own seeds from them as well, very pretty little things, I was amazed how they had made those little corms so quickly, but then a dahlia seed makes a tuber in the first year. All plants are different.
i would love some seeds later if you have some spare, thank you.
i know those blue flowers are not related, will have to wait a bit for those. It took a while for the Monbretia to flower from seeds.