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Propagation by seed

 

In nature, plants usually propagate by means of seed. The cultivation of flower bulbs, however, is not that dependent on propagation by seed. This type of propagation is used only for plants that are difficult to propagate in any other way or when other ways would be far too costly. When propagating by seed, however, it is crucial that the seeds of the parent plant are true to type, i.e. they will produce plants that look exactly (or almost exactly) the same as the parent plant. Examples of bulbs or corms that are propagated by seed are anemones, Winter aconite (Eranthis), ranunculus and Tigridia.

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