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Q.Grape Hyacinth ‘Seeds’

Anonymous added on May 6, 2011 | Answered

After grape hyacinth blooms and flowers are gone there are little ‘seed’ like balls on the stem. Can these be planted for next year? Are they actually reproductive seeds or just left over from where the bloom was and can be cut back because they are useless?

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Answered on May 7, 2011

Yes, these are seeds and in a naturalized setting, they will re-seed and produce addition plants. In fact, in some areas, they may even be considered somewhat invasive, popping up in many unexpected locations.--They're everywhere in my own yard. When collecting seeds, you'll need to wait for them to dry and wither. When they are ready, the pods start to turn light brown and papery. Once dry, you can plant them as you would any other seeds and once seedlings are big enough, you can transplant in the garden or container. However, they don't usually bloom the first year so you'll have to wait until the plants mature.

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