I can't find pics of the seeds on seed database or internet search. I've taken the dried flower head apart and wonder if the little hard pointy bits connecting the petals are the seeds. I can't find anything else that resembles seeds. Does anyone know?
Thank you for the info, Jonna. I think you're right about the seeds being gone. I think I need to get some larger organza bags and bag the flower heads if I want to capture these seeds. I don't know what I was thinking when I bought all very small bags!
It makes me happy I could help you. As you know I harvest a lot of seeds and I had to find it out all myself.
Finding some kind of seeds took me 2 years to discover how I could harvest them.
The only thing I didn't find out until now is how the seeds of Tradescantia look like. I posted a question about that on this forum, but never got answer. Maybe they do not set seed, but I can hardly believe that.
I know that tradescantia sets seed, because they seed themselves far from the original plant in my yard. I collected some dead flower heads the other day. Looked very promising until I tried to find the seeds. I couldn't find them either. I just looked again more closely and think I found a few. They're dark gray and oblong. I'll try to take a picture and send it.
If you still can't find them, and want better pictures, please let me know and I'll try again. The seed seems to be buried deep in the base of the flower head.
I really hope this helps, because you've helped me quite a lot and it would be nice if I could even help with one thing!
Still can't find the seeds, perhaps my plants are sterile. I have quite a lot experience in saving seeds, but really can't find anything in the flowerheads. Not if they are green, not if they turned brown, not if I use organza bags.
My garden is full of (bumble)bees, so they might prefer other plants, haha.
I never found seedlings, so I suppose my plants are sterile. On the other hand, some other plants give no seedlings, but still give viable seeds. I will keep trying. I have two varieties, a purple and a pale pink one. At least I know now how the seeds look like.
Jonna, I'd be happy to send you my seeds if you want to start some that you know will produce seed. I don't intend to plant them. I only collected them as part of a bid of seeds for newbies, and I lost the auction. I only have about 10 of them so far, but I can look for more. I think they're purple, but I'm not sure, as I collected them in the community garden down the street, and I know there were a few colors there including a bright almost magenta pink.
Thanks for your offer, but although it are beautiful plants, I don't want to grow more.
But I think you must gather more if possible. It's hard to find seeds on the Internet, even if you want to buy them. It will give you a good opportunity to trade for other special seeds.
Jonna, I don't consider them special seeds, because they do reseed themselves here. In fact, someone recently removed a whole lot of spiderwort from the community garden and called it an invasive species. I wouldn't go so far as to call it that myself.