Seeds forum: Collecting seeds on these?

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Aug 23, 2011 2:26 PM CST
I really like these.

I think they are the profusion Zenia , but they have so many more pettels to each flower than the ones last year.
Has anyone tried to collect seeds and grow these flowers?
I do not mind buying the plants but just when I find a flower I really like I can not find it the next year Sad
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Aug 23, 2011 2:30 PM CST

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Double orange Profusion zinnia maybe? Looks like it to me.

I save seeds from my Profusions all the time. They are about the only ones (along with Zahara, another narrow-leaf zinnia) that reliably come true to form and color for me. Go for it.

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Aug 24, 2011 6:25 PM CST
I plan to collect seeds if they ever stop blooming . The flowers seem to keep their color forever.
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Oh yea I have some pink ones too, but they are not as large.
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Aug 24, 2011 7:19 PM CST

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love them.. I would save seeds for sure!!
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RickCorey
Aug 25, 2011 11:26 AM CST
For the first few years I tried to collect seeds, I found myself wishing those pretty blooms would hurry up and turn brown, so I could snatch some seeds.

Where I live, the constant rain resumes in Septemeber, so I've learned to bring soggy seedheads indoors before they rot, squeeze out the water, and dry them for weeks.



Name: woofie
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woofie
Aug 28, 2011 1:42 PM CST
Hmmm, I like the Zahara, but didn't have any luck collecting seeds last year. Didn't grow them this year tho. Gonna have to try that again!
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kqcrna
Aug 28, 2011 1:52 PM CST

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I grew Zahara last year. They produced seed like crazy.

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woofie
Aug 28, 2011 1:55 PM CST
I was growing the Rose Starlight. Pretty, although mine were mostly white with just a touch of pink. Have you gotten seeds from that variety?
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Aug 28, 2011 1:59 PM CST

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Woofie, mine were the same- white with just a hint of pink as the flowers aged. I didn't like them well enough to save seeds. I like Profusions better.

This was last year.
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woofie
Aug 28, 2011 2:24 PM CST
Oh my! That is lovely! What is that nice purplish plant? I makes a very nice contrast!
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Aug 28, 2011 3:02 PM CST

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Thank you! It's coleus. Most of my front bed is planted with them. These shots were also from last year (haven't taken any recent pics this year) , but this year is much the same.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Aug 28, 2011 3:23 PM CST

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just love that bed
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Aug 28, 2011 3:38 PM CST

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Thanks, Allison.

Is everything OK now in your part of the world? Looks like the worst should be over for you now.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Aug 28, 2011 5:08 PM CST

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actually think the wind might be worse now.. but not worried anymore
Name: woofie
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woofie
Aug 28, 2011 5:30 PM CST
My goodness, but those are some frisky looking coleus! I've never been able to plant them out here; they get either fried or frozen!
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Aug 28, 2011 6:09 PM CST

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Woofie, have you tried the seed varieties or the cutting-grown ones? Many of the cutting-grown ones are very sun tolerant. I have some that have survived full, hot, all day sun all summer long. And they don't need a whole lot of water, either.

Great place to order them.
http://www.rosydawngardens.com/coleus_images.htm

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Aug 28, 2011 6:25 PM CST

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Forgot to say, I'm glad it went well for you Allison.

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Aug 28, 2011 8:41 PM CST
I've only grown a few since moving here, all from seed, and then cuttings from them. I know there are zillions of varieties, tho. Such pretty things, and the same variety grown indoors looks totally different from the ones outdoors! I'm still drooling over the one called "Rattlesnake," but too cheap to actually BUY one!
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Aug 29, 2011 5:31 AM CST

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thanks Karen.. we are very fortunate.. everything is a mess all around us

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