When to collect Bachelor Button seeds

dirtysc8May 30, 2006

I understand how to collect Bachelor Button seeds, but I don't know when to allow the flowers to remain. So far I've been deadheading my Bachelor Buttons to keep them blooming as long as possible, but how do I know when to stop deadheading?

I'm not at all sure just how long they'll continue to bloom with our summer heat (temps staying in the 90's with hot nights).

Thanks for your help!

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Nurmey(5 Omaha, NE)

They will kind of fizzle out in the heat of summer so I would stop dead-heading now. After they stop blooming they look so ugly I pull them. I usually get a fall show from the seeds I toss out or from seeds that fall on their own. They grow so fast, it's easy to start over with them later in the summer for fall blooming.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2006 at 7:53PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

What Nurmey said. That's what I do.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2006 at 4:13PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

BTW, while my blue BBs are doing fine re-seeding, I got a minimal re-seed from my black ball. I am going to harvest and re-plant for a second showing.

Strange. Black ball always did well.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2006 at 10:25PM
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