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

Posted by wonbyherwits z7b NC (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 24, 12 at 13:29

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! :-)


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

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.

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

Thank you!

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