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Q.Seed Pods On Iris

Zone Burlington NC 27215 | SarahFerguson79 added on May 14, 2023 | Answered

When I was making my final dead head for the season I saw some of the varieties had pods on the stems’. AsI cut the stems off because the next flower in rotation are lilies and they are fixing to put on a show, so I wanted to tidy up the iris stems and the seed pods were cut off also. I never thought of keeping the pods or trying to raise from them, but I want to try. Are they lost since I cut them off the plant or can I still dry them and use?

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Answered on May 15, 2023

Unless the pods were starting to split on their own, they will not ripen off of the plant, unfortunately. They must be starting to split before being able to be harvested.

This article will help you to harvest seeds from your Iris plants:


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