Hibiscus Plants
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identify hibiscus seed

Anonymous added on August 6, 2015 | Answered

I would like to gather some seeds from my beautiful hibiscus this year but I am not certain what is seed. Can you describe it for me? When do I harvest it? I can see a small clump of what appears to be seed inside the hull after the bloom falls off. Are these the seeds? Do I dry them and save for next year?

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Nikki
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Answered on August 6, 2015

Allow the seed pods to dry or turn brown on the plant and then harvest them by snipping them off and placing the pods in a brown paper bag. The seed pods will usually split open when fully dry and the seeds will spill out into the bag. You can store the bag in a dry, dark and cool location for use next season.

Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/hibiscus-propagation.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/harvesting-garden-seeds.htm

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