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Perennials: Lily of the valley set fruit

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keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 13, 2012
8:55 PM

Post #9274582

I thought they spread from roots, but sure enough a few plants got fruit for the first time!

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

September 14, 2012
4:33 PM

Post #9275392

I h ave never seen that before. It will be interesting to see if the seeds germinate.
1alh1
Sidney, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #9275468

Mine have orange-red berries, too. I read that if you let them dry on the stem, there are 3 seeds in each toxic berry. They are sometimes viable, but plants are easier to propagate by root stock.
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

September 15, 2012
4:21 PM

Post #9276157

Yep they really are easy to divide.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

September 15, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9276252

keithp2012 wrote:I thought they spread from roots, but sure enough a few plants got fruit for the first time!

Yes, they do, but all angiosperms (seed-producing plants) flower and produce seed as well.

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