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Has anyone ever tried growing iris from seed?

This is a discussion on Has anyone ever tried growing iris from seed? within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I was cleaning up the patio this weekend and noticed a big, fat seed pod ...

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    Default Has anyone ever tried growing iris from seed?

    I was cleaning up the patio this weekend and noticed a big, fat seed pod on one of my bearded iris. It's the pink one with orange falls. Although I had several in bloom at the time so it's possible it's a cross.. So I'd like to try to grow the seeds. Has anyone done this before?

    How long till the pod matures? Should I wrap it in a coffee filter in case it opens when I'm not looking? Any tips on sprouting the seeds or anything else? How big are iris seeds?

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    I've grown bog type iris from seed. Iris seed is about the size of a slightly squished pea. Look on the internet for an iris forum, there are people out there just as crazy about iris as we are about orchids, and am sure they will have all sorts of advise about growing the seeds. The way I grew the bog iris seeds would kill regular iris seeds, so I can't help you with yours. Good luck!

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