tall phlox

aquawise(zone 4 Utah)September 1, 2009

I have an awesome white tall phlox plant and I want to save some seeds, What is the best way to do this? I understand that they are poppers as they explode the seeds from the pods. Does anyone out there have a good way of collecting these seeds? Please let me know.

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xaroline(zone 3 Calgary)

For seeds which "pop" a large paper bag is useful. Leave the top open so drying continues. Some garden stores sell large paper bags for leaf bags in the fall.

Caroline (Zone 3 Calgary)

    Bookmark   September 3, 2009 at 2:07PM
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aeiger(Z7bNC)

Wait until the phlox seed turns brown then scatter them where you want them. One year I collected seed and saved until spring to plant, not 1 germinated. Those seeds left to fall off the plant and freeze and thaw during the winter all came up. There appears to be a tough husk surrounding the seed. /Abi

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 12:54PM
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Iris Hendry

I collected several of my phlox seeds last week and put them on piece of paper on my dining room table ... a few days later I kept hearing snap crackle pop !! lo and behold the seed pods were exploding ! guess I should throw them back out in the garden in order for them to germinate next spring or can I wintersow them in january or february ?

    Bookmark   October 11, 2009 at 5:32PM
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