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Dimmer
( Kim) Zion, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 20, 2008
9:25 PM

Post #4429820

My sister gave me fresh cut Troical Flower Is there any way that I can some way dry them out and get seeds. I am a very bad speller but there is Bird of Paradise,No Idea what the red flower is . And there are some But I can't even come close to spelling
Dimmer( AKA) Kim

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mistygardener
Saint James, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2008
9:29 PM

Post #4429843

I don't know much about fresh cut flowers, but you might get lucky and grow some roots if you keep the water changed.
Dimmer
( Kim) Zion, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 20, 2008
9:34 PM

Post #4429868

Ok I changed the water and I also and some rooting stuff its a gel I just git I cut the bottoms of the stems and let see what will happen
Thanks
KIm
mistygardener
Saint James, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #4429882

Well good luck! I am sure someone that knows WAY more than I do will help you out!
grannymarsh
Marquette, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2008
12:49 AM

Post #4430657

The red flower might be a ginger.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 21, 2008
2:00 PM

Post #4432241

I'm afraid I wouldn't expect any seeds. They might have come from a greenhouse and maybe can't get pollinatd. But, keep up the water thing anyway, maybe you will. Let the petals shrivel up and watch for something pod like or seed like...
Dimmer
( Kim) Zion, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2008
2:09 PM

Post #4432281

Thanks so much they did come from a green house but it would be cool if I could get some seeds. Thank Kim

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 21, 2008
2:13 PM

Post #4432295

if not, try Pinetree Seeds for bird of Paradise seeds..
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2008
5:11 PM

Post #4433139

When you cut a blooming flower off of a plant, I don't think it'll be able to go on and form seeds, I'm pretty sure it needs to stay attached to the plant in order to do that.
shebs45
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 21, 2008
10:33 PM

Post #4434622

I think you're correct, Grannymarsh. I do believe it is ginger. http://www.ktropicals.com/flowers/ginger.shtml Here are more photos. http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/ginger-flower.html
I think ecrane is correct. Once a flower is cut, for the most part, it doesn't grow anymore.
Dimmer
( Kim) Zion, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 22, 2008
3:01 PM

Post #4438050

Thanks for all the infor It wood be nice if you can get seeds
I will keep trying just to see what happend
Dimmer(AKA) Kim
texasbigleaves
Dallas, TX

January 23, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #4440152

Kim, Cut flowers will not make seeds.I have most of them in your pic. and have never made seeds. These tropicals are mostly grown from tubers and dividing the mother plants. The flowers will and last for a very long time, add some 7up to the water.Helps keep them last longer. Jerry
LApalms
Redondo Beach, CA
(Zone 11)

January 26, 2008
9:54 PM

Post #4457757

Yeah I think you're both right Granny and Shebs, it's a ginger. Squeeze the flower and there might be the distictive ginger scent.

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