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Seed not produced on Cup and saucer plant

GrajeanGrajean Posts: 352
I have 3 really healthy Cup & saucer plants still flowering but not a single seed produced. Monty also grew some plants with seed saved from previous plantings, how did he manage that? I am in NW France and its warm here during the growing season but have no idea what pollinates these flowers. I have read bats do and we have bats - not sure what sort they are. As the flowers have fallen I have checked everything left behind not sure what you call them  - haums? not a sign of seeds.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,380
    Have you got a photo?
    The seed heads are quite big.
    I deadheaded mine, so I didn't get many seedheads, but I think there's a few in this pic

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Here's a seed pod, it's not ripe yet but should give you an idea of what to look for. Not all flowers will create this pod, you'll have to look carefully.

    I took this photo just now, so even though I've had a frost and it's late in the year, the vine is still hanging in there.


  • GrajeanGrajean Posts: 352
    Thank you both for replying. Sadly nothing like that seed pod. Vines still growing strongly and in pots so may try overwintering them in GH.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,380
    I wonder if your drier conditions has made it difficult for the plant to get to that stage?
    I wouldn't have thought so - but I can't think of a reason for the flowers not to then produce the seed head. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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