Is it wild phlox?
We are in the middle of creating an arched area and while doing it noticed something growing in a corner. I left it alone and eventually it started to flower - and it grew and grew. It's now been flowering for almost 2 months and the scent is wonderful. I'm pretty sure it's a wild phlox but I can't be certain as I haven't a clue where it came from and I've never had anything the like before. Here's the flower ..
It is now looking a bit straggly and where the flowers were are tiny pea-like pods which I assume contain even tinier seeds, but I'm loathe to cut it down or anything as I would love to collect the seeds and spread it around the garden to more appropriate places. Here's how it is now - and I've used my poor dog as a sizeometre thingy...
So my questions are -
Because there is just the one plant will the seeds be fertile? And - what is the best way to treat the seeds? I would rather not let it do it's thing as where it is will be concrete and stones shortly and it would be a waste of seeds.
I always love plants for free and this one must be my best ever.