Garden Mum Seeds?

ladygladys(z5b/6a NEPA)October 18, 2007

Where exactly are the seeds located and what do they look like? Thanks in advance!

Gladys

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remy_gw

Hi Gladys,
The seed site has a pic, not the best, but better than nothing : )
Remy

Here is a link that might be useful: Seed Page with Chrysanthemum

    Bookmark   October 19, 2007 at 7:59PM
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poisondartfrog

If you are referring to perennial Chrysanthemum indicum (cushion, football, spider mum types), after the flower head dries up, carefully remove the petals. Any seeds will be in that central core that remains. Seed production in some hybrids is nil or minimal. If you are successful in collecting seeds expect the offspring to be variable. The seeds for these types is much smaller than depicted in the above link showing annual C. coronarium.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2007 at 11:01AM
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ladygladys(z5b/6a NEPA)

poisondartfrog,
I got a little pot of mums from Walmart. The little tag it came with says Perennial Tabitha Garden Mum. Thank you both for the info!

Gladys

    Bookmark   October 20, 2007 at 2:53PM
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poisondartfrog

That is a pretty one, but I don't expect you will find any seeds at all. Division is likely your best bet if you want to increase it.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2007 at 7:49AM
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webkat5(Z6a MO)

Garden mums take quite a while to form their seeds....I usually collect them in December once the plant has gone brown. Winter sow them and you might be pleasantly surprised by a new and exciting color....they bloom first year from seed. The seeds are very small so just collect the whole head and crumble on the pot of moist soil...

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 10:02AM
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ryguy319(5b)

Ok I have a question I just bought a Pot Mum name of it is Pelee and it's not hardy for my zone 5b either it is hardy at zone 7a but even if it was I was thinking I'd like to collect the seeds from it. This is a not a garden mum it looks alot like a daisy but the coloring in this one is gorgeous I wish I could post a pix of it but don't know how. Anyway I was wondering if anyone knew if these will produce seeds also do they have to be visited by bees to produce seeds or do they just have seeds as long as they have blossoms if so I hope to have alot of seeds it is really in bloom. I think it would be hard for it to be pollinated at this time of the year by bees it is rather cool outside and I bring it in at night just because it has been getting down into the 40s and 30s at night. Does anyone know should this produce seeds.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2008 at 12:11PM
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