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Let Your Amaryllis Seed

I’ve grown Amaryllis flowers for years, but it never occurred to me to let them go to seed. This year I happened across Mr. Brown Thumb’s excellent post about Amaryllis pollination. Turns out, it’s super easy! All you have to do is wipe some of the yellow pollen on the stigma (the thing with no pollen) when it opens. So I did!

It’s about a week later now, and two of the four flowers on this stem seem to have been fertilized. You can tell because the pods are getting fatter while the others die back.

amaryllis-seed

If you grow Amaryllis, why not give it a try? You can never have too many flower seeds.

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