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By Roger

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

Could someone tell me if it is possible to collect seeds from the flower head of this plant as i dont seem to be able to find any and i would like some for next year and it was a packet of seeds that i bought abroad




The seeds will develop under where those yellow stamens are, assuming something pollinates them. After the flower dies off, I'd expect the seeds to develop in a cluster. Don't pick the head off til they're ripe or very nearly so and let it dry in a paper bag to collect the seed when it drops off. You'll probably find that each seed has a papery little tuft at one end. They may or may not produce plants with those gorgeous "paint splashes" on the flowers.

9 Sep, 2010


Thanks Beattie , I have removed one or two of the heads and i think i can see what you mean

9 Sep, 2010


Leave them to turn brown and chaffy on the plant. I have collected the seeds of a species type Zinnia but these will be just the same.

10 Sep, 2010


ps, its a Zinnia too.

10 Sep, 2010

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