How to collect seeds of ratibida columnifera (Mexican hat)?

dyhgarden(7b)June 24, 2012

I bought seeds last year, but want to collect seeds from ratibida columnifera. How can I tell when these are ready? A few blooms have now dropped their petals and I want to get to the seeds before the Goldfinch! :-)

Thanks,

Cameron

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plays_in_dirt_dirt(Z7A VA bordering NC state line)

Ratibida seeds are easy to collect. Let the seed head and a bit of the stem dry on the plant to be sure the seeds are ripe. Ripened seeds are easily rubbed off into a bowl or such. The small(ish) seed will be tan in color with a dark spot near the center.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 11:13AM
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dyhgarden(7b)

Thank you!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 2:55PM
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