B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Disporum hookeri is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F (-12° to -6.5°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
CREAM, to 1.3cm., umbels of 1-3
RED, berry-like, edible (cool germinator)
lance-ov., 3-14cm. long, veined, attractive, shady places
|Height, in meters: 1
Height, in feet: 3.30
|Disporum hookeri seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Common names for Disporum hookeri:
|Drops of Gold, Fairy Bells Lily,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|6||: Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|76||: Californian Native Plant Seed List|
|88||: Natives of U.S.North West|
|94||: Natives of Rocky Mountain Area U.S.A.|
|165||: Shady Condition Plant Seed List|
|190||: Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates|
|719||: North American Native Ethnobotanicals|
|Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Disporum hookeri seeds will usually germinate in 30-180+ days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Disporum hookeri seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.
Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
(Pre-chill for 6 weeks).