Seed Pod on Lipstick Plant ?

DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL(Zone 8b)

I hang my Lipstick plants outside under a spreading Ligustrum tree spring thru fall. The other day I noticed what appears to be a seedpod on this one. The Hummer's do investigate these so I'm guessing they would be the pollinator. I've never had a seedpod form on them before. I have several different ones hanging out there.
So is this a seedpod ?
TIA for your help.
mj

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Northeast, MO(Zone 5b)

Sure looks like it!! Awesome mj :)

Connie

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

So cool! Once it is ripe and starts to burst open, you'll see the seeds with some "fluff" attached to them.

DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL(Zone 8b)

Well this is cool ! I'll be watching it that's for sure to catch the seeds. So now what is the germination procedure for these ? ...it would be fun to try it out

Northeast, MO(Zone 5b)

Once your seed pod ripens and starts opening, you can collect the very tiny seed on white paper with a crease down the center. (Makes it easier to control the seed) I used a baggie and they try to stick to the bag with static lol. Just sprinkle some seed on top of moist growing medium, cover and they will grow. Guess I need to edit this...cover with saran wrap or something like that...not growing medium :)

Connie

This message was edited May 9, 2011 2:35 PM

DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL(Zone 8b)

Thanks Everyone,
This will be an interesting adventure. I guess I need to go Thank the Hummer's too !
mj

(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Very cool ^_^.

Lynn

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