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Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Rick,
The "first-season" scilla/chionodoxa/puschkinia seedlings are ones that just germinated the same spring (otherwise, they would have been pulled out the previous spring).  For them to be "a year old", are you saying that the seeds germinated the previous summer/fall, and bulb formation started, but foliage was only sent up in spring?   Hypogeal (?), in other words?
Your tulip seedling is different though; immediate cotyledon above the ground? 
Guess I should just look up growing bulbs from seed and educate myself!  I know nothing about it (clearly)!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Don't ask me why I said "few days old above ground."  A mistake since it understandably put a question mark in your mind.  Tulipa urmiensis is not hypogeal germinating, as I winter sowed the seeds on 19 Feb 09 and the first seedling emerged on 22 April 2009.  That is the one I refer to as one year old now.  So yes, they grow immediate cotyledons above ground.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

RickR wrote:

...I winter sowed the seeds on 19 Feb 09 and the first seedling emerged on 22 April 2009.  That is the one I refer to as one year old now.

Isn't that how it works for racehorses?  ;D ;D  Sorry, completely off-topic! 
Thank you for the clarification.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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