Columbine Seed - Knowledgebase Question

Ketchum, ID
Question by mdcorbit
July 17, 2002
I have two double flowered columbines and want to collect the seeds. Could you please tell me how this is done????

Answer from NGA
July 17, 2002


When the petals fall off the flowers, the stem will retain a green seed pod. Each pod will have many chambers and the seeds will mature inside each chamber. When the seed pods turn from green to a tannish color, the seeds will be ripe and ready for harvest. The very top of the pod will be open and you should be able to see the seeds within. I collect seeds on a dry afternoon by cutting the stem below the seed pod and turning the seed pod upside down so the seeds spill into a small cup. Make sure the seeds are completely dry before placing in an airtight container for storage. Be sure to label the container! Store your harvested seeds in a cool, dark location and sow them in spring, after the ground has warmed.

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