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Butterfly Bush Seeds Help

Posted by jll0306 10 High Desert (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 22, 06 at 10:55

I'm new at this, but very enthusiastic.

I've collected and cleaned lots of very tiny seeds from the spent blossoms of my butterfly bush...at least they LOOK like seeds. But now I've read that buddlea (sp?) seeds come from pods? I've never seen any pods on my plant. Should I have waited longer?

thanks,
Jan


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RE: Butterfly Bush Seeds Help

  • Posted by nica13 Z6 N.F. NY (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 22, 06 at 17:30

i am also wondering the same thing.......any info would be greatly appreciated


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RE: Butterfly Bush Seeds Help

  • Posted by nurmey 5 Omaha, NE (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 22, 06 at 18:43

The pods are about 1/4 of an inch and look like an elongated footballs. The pods grow after the blooms are gone completely (seeds are no where on the blossoms). There will be lots of pods on the stems. It takes a really long time for the pods to turn from green to brown. I don't get ripe pods until late fall and usually (in zone 5) after the first frost. Inside the pod are tiny hairs, those are the seeds. I wait until the pods are cracking, then put them in a baggie and shake the heck out of them to clean. You can just crush up the pods and sow chaff and all too.


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RE: Butterfly Bush Seeds Help

Here is a pic of the seeds (zoomed)....

Scroll down where it says 'Images', then click on Seeds (Buddleja davidii):

Here is a link that might be useful: Buddleja davidii seed pic...


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