Dianthus seeds

mmscMarch 8, 2008


I was hoping someone could help me with this one. I have a bed with lots of Dianthus chinensis and was never able to save a single seed.

Every time I check the brown old flowers there's nothing inside.. I thought that maybe they weren't being pollinated, but there are lots of dianthus seedlings popping through the bed, so there are seeds somewhere.

Does anyone have a picture of a seedpod and/or the seeds?



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

this site has TONS of pix...

Here is a link that might be useful: seed site

    Bookmark   March 9, 2008 at 10:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
naturegirl_2007 5B SW Michigan(5B SW Michigan)

The seeds are tiny. Cut some of the dried flower heads and shake them in a bag....or cut a few and hold them over an open white envelope and tap on the flowerhead. The seeds are so small you may think they are just dirt. Each flowerhead has lots of seeds in it as long as they haven't fallen out yet. Try checking, and tapping before the flowerheads get really old and brown.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2008 at 9:17PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Jackmanii Clematis
I have a Jackmanii clematis out back that has seeds...
Bugs in seeds -) will freezing work?
Apparently a batch of small flying insects - rather...
Need help on keeping seeds True
If I want to collect Petunia seeds to grow the following...
Ruellia/Mexican Petunia
There has to be a trick to saving these. I know they...
Seed Harvesting & Cleaning Instructions
Jonna Sudenius has made these wonderful videos on seed...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™