How do I get seeds fron Coneflowers

hank2230(z5 Canton, Ohio)October 19, 2008

I have taken the big burr off the plant, peeled away all the prickles on the big burr, now I have a little cone left, my guess is the seeds are inside the con but how do you get them out. Any help would be appreciated

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princess_mimi(z5 6 OH)

The "prickles" are the seeds. Hope you didn't just throw them on the ground. You'll have tons of coneflowers if you did.


    Bookmark   October 23, 2008 at 10:16PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

If you are talking about echinacea (rather than rudbeckia or ratibida) the white "dandruff" between the brown sharp points is the seed. They are white triangles. It's a very common mistake and one I made as a new seed gatherer. Do you need seed? At this time of year, the birds have harvested all of it, so you might have nothing.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 6:20PM
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