Peony poppies

lam702July 23, 2014

I have some gorgeous peony poppies this year. I thought I bought a packet of pink, but they are blooming in various colors, bicolors, pinks, plums, all lovely. I want to save some seed, seems silly to keep buying seed when they produce hundreds of them., But how can I tell when its ready to be picked and stored? Right now the pods are green, and when shaken I don't hear seeds rattling around inside. I think the pod will turn brown? I don't want to wait until it breaks open and scatters the seed, because I want to take the seed and sprinkle it somewhere else. Oh,another question - if I keep deadheading and picking the seed pods off before they are ripe, will they continue to bloom all summer? If so, I'd rather wait until fall to gather the seeds.

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

When the pods are dry and brown they will start to drop their seeds. But they contain so much that you can still gather a huge amount by upending the pods in a paper bag. (Not plastic.)

And no, they will not continue to flower if you dead head.

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wynnho

Sometimes, when I get a packet of mixed color seeds, I divide them in many places so I can isolate the colors and be more likely of saving pure seed. I remove the seed pods of those I don't want and maybe use those flowers in a vase (not easy with peony poppies). My pink peony poppies (my fave color I chose in oder to save pure seed) comes true from seed every year and is so easy. The seedlings usually overwinter here in z7b/8, too.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2015 at 9:38AM
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