Ask a Question forum: Micro Mini Sinningia Bright Eyes

Views: 1058, Replies: 6 » Jump to the end
Name: Margaret Burgess
United States
Nov 11, 2013 9:23 AM CST
The plant is in full bloom and a few flowers have fallen off. Will the remaining part form a seed pod? ( I understand this plant does produce seeds although they may not be true to the parent plant. ) Thanks for any assitance.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
Nov 11, 2013 11:16 AM CST
I have hand pollinated every one of my Sinningia flowers as they appear and have yet to have one take. You'll know in a about a week if it's going to make seeds, the ovary will start to swell also I'm very new to this genus and don't know if they are self pollinators or not.

Thumb of 2013-11-11/Xeramtheum/40b54d

"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

Name: Margaret Burgess
United States
Nov 11, 2013 11:43 AM CST
Thank you for your response. I will be on the look out for the swelling. I have never hand pollunated but I will look into that.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
Nov 11, 2013 12:22 PM CST
I found this comment on a website that talks about growing them, although it's not specifically about "Bright Eyes":

"If you want to collect your own seed, tap the flowers that have been open a couple of few days, which shakes up the pollen and often is enough to pollinate the flowers.
Then simply trim off the tiny seedpods that will ripen about a month after flowers fade (Carefully, or see note about 'Broken Plants'); Place pod into a folded up piece of thin white paper and let dry for a day or so. when pods are realeasing the seed, shake out the pods into the paper with tweezers and remove the stems and debris. Make sure seed is completely dry, then store in refrigerator until planting if it will be more than a couple weeks. It takes very little seed to make dozens of plants, so share with friends! "

Here's a link to the webpage if you're interested:
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Margaret Burgess
United States
Nov 11, 2013 2:47 PM CST
Wolfie: Thank you MUCH
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN, USA zon
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Nov 11, 2013 7:12 PM CST
I never did anything special with my miniature (1.5-2 inches) sinningia plants when I grew them. Maybe about every fourth bloom would spontaneously produce a pod. Fresh seed, especially, is ridiculously simple to germinate.
Name: Margaret Burgess
United States
Nov 12, 2013 7:10 AM CST
Thank you very much for response. It is very useful.

« Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Penstemon Dark Towers blooms"