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Perennials: Are these Mum seeds?

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West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2012
9:11 PM

Post #9142603

I let the petals turn brown and fall off, and the center of the flower went from green to dry brown. I pulled it apart and found these. Are these seeds?

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West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 31, 2012
10:56 AM

Post #9146261

Please can someone tell me if these are seeds or not?


Anna, IL
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9681885

I've never heard of saving mum seeds, but what do I know. I always get my starts in the spring from last years plants that have wintered over in the ground.
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

August 23, 2015
8:55 AM

Post #10131594

Not that I have ever collected chrysanthemum seeds (though I collect a lot of other seeds)... I don't see any actual seeds there, just bits of flower chaff.
If your chrysanthemums are extremely double, they may not be capable of producing seeds (no normally-functioning reproductive structures left).
Your chrysanthemums are undoubtedly not of the following species, but just as a general guideline, here are seeds of some Chrysanthemum or related species:

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