How to Grow Wisteria From Seed

Wisteria seeds can be purchased at garden centers, online retailers and botanical gardens. Although wisteria (pronounced WIS-teer-ah) seeds sprout quickly from seedlings, it takes five-20 years before its mature vine produces enough flowers to bloom into beautiful cascades of purple blooms. Planting new seeds outdoors should take place either fall or spring depending on type. When starting indoor seeds be sure to give them at least a month and a half of growth space before the first frost arrives for best results.

Wisteria plants come in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes. Most often found growing along garden walls or over trellises in gardens or on porch roofs for training, they also make great pergola and porch roof covers! Because wisteria vines can become heavy with time they must climb structures strong enough to support both their weight as well as any hanging blooms they produce.

At the outset of growing wisteria from seeds, collecting its pods when they are mature and ripe – typically fall – can be time consuming process, particularly on large vines. Collecting pods before they shrivel or become brittle ensures their viability; once dried off it should be possible to cut, scratch, nick or otherwise extract seeds from each pod; after doing this they should then be soaked for 24 hours to soften shells so they may better be absorbed by soil

Once the process of nicking and soaking has been completed, it is crucial that seeds be kept warm to facilitate their germination. Aim for daytime temperatures of 60 degrees Fahrenheit or higher while keeping the soil moist; covering your container with plastic bag is also an effective way to maintain an ideal environment during this stage of development.

To sow wisteria seeds, place them in a well-draining soil mixture and plant them 1/2 inch deep. Water the soil occasionally but don’t overdo it – any soggy spots should be checked weekly for signs of germination; keep in mind that wisteria seeds take up to 30 days to sprout! Once it does however, you will begin witnessing new life emerging on your new plant!

Although some may prefer transplanting wisteria from seedlings, this method should be avoided due to its invasive qualities that could suffocate nearby plants. Cuttings from an established wisteria plant would save both time and effort when harvesting seeds when they begin to ripen – remembering to provide enough sunlight and space as Wisteria grows rapidly in any outdoor space!

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