Vinca Vine

Extracting Seeds From White Vinca

Bridget King added on February 15, 2017 | Answered

The old kind of white vinca (not the hybrids), which has now been almost classified as invasive) is very hard to find. Luckily, a friend gave me 4 plants and they are in full bloom. I need to know exactly how to extract seeds from these vincas so that I can have more white vinca plants in my flowerbed. Bridget King Cape Town, South africa

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Answered on February 18, 2017

Leave the blooms on the plants until the end of their bloom cycle.
Remove the pods from the plants and pinch the pods until the seeds fall into a paper bag.
Place the bag with seeds into a warm dry location for 3 weeks.
Shake the bag daily to help them evenly dry.
Place the dry seeds onto a tray and rub the seeds to remove the outer coating from the seeds.
Store them in an envelope and place in dry, cool area. Do not seal them in a container, as they may mold.
Seeds can be planted the following spring.

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