Got my water Hyacinth seeds today


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Smallest package I've ever gotten from eBay.
Little Ziploc bag with 100 small seeds.
No instructions, so I got a pail with some pond water and dropped in 4 of them.
We shall see.
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I saw a video on youtube that says they need planted in soil .
 

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I'll try that too.
I was just thinking what would happen to the seeds in nature, on a body of water.
 

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I have never seen one go to seed and wondered the same thing .
 

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I didn't know you could grow them from seeds! Just in case these are some SUPER INVASIVE species [even more so than the ones currently in our waterways], be sure not to let them out of your sight!
 
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I'd take a bucket with soil in the bottom and a couple inches of water on top and put some seeds in the water. I'd expect the seeds would do what comes naturally.
 

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Seeds still in water, no sprouts yet
 

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It is strange because I understand the seeds are produced from the flower head but I have never seen seeds from mine .
 

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You can google the info that is what I did .If my plants are 3 years old and flowered you would think I would see seeds floating some where
 

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You can google the info that is what I did .If my plants are 3 years old and flowered you would think I would see seeds floating some where
I read somewhere that (and I admit that I probably have this ALL wrong....) the particular variety we have here in the states, the transplanted ones, are (maybe) all females....therefor can't reproduce except by sending out the baby plants. IOW, no seeds are produced. If anyone can find that reference, maybe I won't feel so stupid, thinking I dreamed it. But there WAS something..... When I read it, I remember thinking, well, that's a GOOD thing for us -- to only have the one method of reproduction instead of 2 ways to clog our waterways!
 

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So the males spread their seed while the females look pretty and have babies?
 

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update...
Haven't gotten the seeds to grow yet
Just now found an article that mentions germinating water Hyacinth seeds, its from 1934, but it sounds like I need to scar the shell and keep moist and they should start.
I'm starting a new attempt now.
 

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seeds I have seen drop to the bottom of a body of water and spout and then raise to the top of the water .I must have had some seeds on my lily plant that sprouted last year and grew on the lily root .I did not even see them until the storm blew the root ball sideways
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