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Fern leaf bleeding heart

Posted by Elvis 3Wisc (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 28, 05 at 14:06

Hi there. I know how to collect seed from the pods on the giant old-fashioned dicentra, but not on the fern leaf. I'm not seeing pods. Any clues out there?

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RE: Fern leaf bleeding heart

Should be exactly the same way. I do find dicentras are rather finicky in making seeds.

RE: Fern leaf bleeding heart

Thanks! I'll keep looking--

RE: Fern leaf bleeding heart

The pods look like little pea pods about 1 inch long. Often, the green pods are covered with dried petals and leaves and they can easily be missed. They drop rather quickly - almost instantaneously - as they turn from green to tan. You can pick them when they're green with a slight shade of tan. The mature seeds are black and shiny.

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