crepe myrtle seeds??

beverlysc(8a SC)September 28, 2009

I have a few crepe myrtles and have never collected seeds from them. Do I wait until the pods split open or do I pick them when they turn brown before they crack open????? The fire engine red one is beautiful this year. Would like to share but not sure about collecting the seeds. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks & happy gardening. Bev.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Hi Bev,

I have collected them numerous times. It is best to wait until the pods crack open, in my opinion. The seeds don't all drop out or anything. I usually wait until very late in the season (late fall) and collect them when most all of them seemed to have split.

They are one of the easiest and most fun to harvest, clean and package.


    Bookmark   September 28, 2009 at 10:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
beverlysc(8a SC)

Mine are just starting to split open. They do seem to be easy to collect. Many thanks. Bev.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2009 at 6:19PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Wanted: Hyacinth Bean Vine seeds
Does anyone have any they can share? Take a look at...
lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA
I need seeds for my new garden!!
Hello. My name is Julie and I love gardening, we moved...
Herb & Edible Flower Round Robin Swap
Inviting everyone to join my Herb & Edible Flower...
Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 5
Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 5 we came from here: Adopt-A-Newbie...
leila hamaya
new to gardening
I am new to gardening and have Sandy soil here in Michigan...
Samantha Seaton
Sponsored Products
Bali Neat Pleat Pleated Shades: Crepe
Designers Fountain 97311 Austin Semi-Flush Light in Weathered Saddle Finish Mult
$121.50 | Hayneedle
Austin Collection 16 1/4" Wide Ceiling Light Fixture
Lamps Plus
Ranunculus Picotee Bulb - Set of 25
$8.99 | zulily
Alliyah Hand Made Tufted Banana Crepe Blend Wool Rug (8' x 10')
Boss Chairs Boss Black Stack Chair w/ Chrome Frame / Pack of 5 [Set of 5]
Beyond Stores
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™