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keanl
Orland Park, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 19, 2012
9:37 AM

Post #9211384

I have several Mexican heather plants and I would like to save some seeds. What do the seeds look like and how can I harvest them? thanks

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2012
8:52 AM

Post #9213314

You will find a tiny swelling at the base of the spent flower. Pollinated flowers will form seeds in this swelling. After the flower dies and the swelling starts browning, you can snip off the tiny seed pod (swelling)...the seeds are tiny like small flecks of pepper.



http://books.google.com/books?id=Cpq_V16kp0wC&pg=PA30&lpg=PA30&dq=collecting+seeds+from+mexican+heather&source=bl&ots=tcDH8Js3Zb&sig=hZMv7MfhV2D3eC6mKC7F7rku71Q&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oMoKUKL5PIr88gTLpYC3Cg&ved=0CGkQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=collecting%20seeds%20from%20mexican%20heather&f=false
keanl
Orland Park, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9215329

Thanks much!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 23, 2012
6:41 AM

Post #9215415

You are very welcome. Good luck with your seed collecting.

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