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rylaff
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 28, 2003
8:11 PM

Post #719529

Does anyone know what firespike seeds look like? Does anyone have a picture of the seeds?

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roshana
Jacksonville, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 4, 2003
6:09 PM

Post #723829

You might find some info on the seeds here: http://www.google.com/search?q=firespike&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

December 20, 2003
2:55 AM

Post #734369

rylaff, did you ever find an answer? I am curious also.
rylaff
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 20, 2003
3:12 AM

Post #734383

I could never find a good picture of what the seeds look like, although I found a couple of references made about seeds. I gave up. Hopefully, it will come back in the spring and I will look again.
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

December 20, 2003
3:27 PM

Post #734604

My firespike always comes back, if yours doesn't, I have plenty to share.
pins2006
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7a)

December 21, 2003
8:54 PM

Post #735341

I can't believe I've found the name for my favorite fall blooming plant! I grow it in the shade and it blooms for well over 6 weeks and only stops when a hard frost kills it. I love this plant, and never knew its name. Everyone said it looks too tropical to grow here (Atlanta), but I've had mine for 4 years now and last January it got down to 8 degrees. Unfortunately, I've never noticed seeds of any kind. :-(
rylaff
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 21, 2003
11:09 PM

Post #735409

It should come back. I did not see any obvious seeds either. Hopefully, I will see it again in the spring.
Honeybee
Saucier, MS
(Zone 8b)

December 21, 2003
11:19 PM

Post #735416

I rooted a few this summer with Root-tone in damp sand. They rooted very fast.

Honeybee
moretz
hickory, NC
(Zone 7a)

December 29, 2003
4:14 AM

Post #739301

i would like to have some seeds if you have any to trade or sase? plmk
moretz
rylaff
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 29, 2003
11:29 AM

Post #739378

Moretz, I never did find those seeds! The plant has died down for the winter, but will return in the spring. Remind me, and I will root you some.
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


January 7, 2004
10:53 AM

Post #746421

I was told (I haven't tried it) that once the flower stalk is brown and dry you shake it into a bag to collect seed. The same as porterweed. Never have gotten seed from them either...
JesusChio
Monterrey
Mexico

February 23, 2008
7:01 AM

Post #4576349

Id be interested on buying seeds of the firespike!

Email me at crawlmachine at hotmail dot com if you wanna sell some.

thanks!

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