Re: Propagating petunia from seeds

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ BackyardGardener Propagation Board ]



 

Posted by Newt on May 03, 2002 at 19:13:46:

In Reply to: Propagating petunia from seeds posted by M G Mohd Noh on March 18, 2002 at 00:36:17:

: dear gardeners,
: I am located in the tropical climate of Malaysia. I had bought a few hanging baskets of petunia of different hybrids from the local nursery as seeds are not anymore commonly found to be on sale in the shops.

: My question:
: How can I propagate my petunias from the existing ones. Some said it is possible by cutting of its new stems? If I am to use the seeds from the flowering plants which I bought for propagation purposes,how can I obtain the seeds from the plants? from the dead flowers?
: Thank You

After the flower dies, there will be a pod that will form with seeds inside. If you watch closely, remove the seeds when it turns brown. The seeds are very small and can be sown on top of a growing medium. Keep moist and tented until you see the first sprouts and then uncover. If the plant is a hybrid, the new plants won't come true from the seed.

I don't think you can do it from a stem cutting.

Newt

Follow Ups:



Please post your questions on our new message boards.


This message board will not be maintained and is available as an archive.
Name    : 
E-Mail  : 
Subject : 
Comments: Optional Link URL: Link Title: Optional Image URL:


Special thanks to Jane and Bob Rosi for providing this information.

YMCA Camp Loowit Alumni follow me


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ BackyardGardener Propagation Board ]

WWWBoard © 2001, All Rights Reserved.
Matt Wright and DBasics Software Company
pcp259518pcs.howard01.md.comcast.net at 68.55.146.92