Collecting flower seeds
Bright star Posts: 1,152
Some of my Cerinthe flowers have gone to seed and have formed seeds in the flower heads. Will this seed be ripe or do I just leave the flower heads on the plant. I want to collect some of the seed to give to a friend. If I cut off the flower heads now and put in a paper bag and leave to dry out will the seed ripen.
Could I do this with all the flower heads that I want to collect seed from. Or is it best to leave them on the plant till it's died back?
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Cerinthe seeds are black when ripe, leave them where they are til that happens
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Thanks nutcutlet, they are black but seem firmly attached to the plant at the moment.
You need to leave them until a gentle shake causes the seeds to drop.
Tie a paper bag over the seed head and the seeds will drop into it when ripe.
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Thank you punkdoc.