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Spare Ludlow's Tree Peony Seeds

Last post 09-10-2015 5:38 PM by akebi nuts. 2 replies.

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  • 08/10/2015 01:30 AM
    • akebi nuts
    • west london
    • 29 Apr 2013
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     Hi,

    The Ludlow's Tree Peony plant in my garden has just begun to give birth and it looks like it will have a lot of it's large black seeds again this year. Last year I had so many i didn't know what to do with them, I tried growing some but I couldn't get any to sprout and really i do not know what's the best method to do so. Anyway, I should have many spare ones again and it's a pity for them to go to waste so i wondered if anyone was interested in having a few. I'll collect them when they've all dropped over the next few weeks. Is there a good way to store them if i need to keep them for a while too?

    tree peony seed pod open 2015-10-03[Photo taken 2015-10-03]

  • 08/10/2015 07:18 PM
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    They need to be sown straight away, whilst still fresh, don't store them, put them in pots one inch deep outside in a shady place, they will germinate the year after next!! They need two year cycle. Don't expect flowers for quite a few years.

  • 09/10/2015 05:38 PM
    • akebi nuts
    • west london
    • 29 Apr 2013
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     Very useful information - thanks! :)