Return to the Growing from Seed Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Pink Elephant Rose mallow Hybiscus seed?

Posted by Christopher1234 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 26, 13 at 11:16

Anyone know how do get the seeds and how long to dry them before i can plant them? When the flowers drop i do see a small pod form. and they dry and fall off but i do not see any seeds in the small pod. any help would be great. I have a fireball i want to do the same thing with.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Pink Elephant Rose mallow Hybiscus seed?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 26, 13 at 11:46

You have some challenges wanting to grow your Pink Elephant from seed. It's a hybrid and won't come true from seed, meaning the seedlings may not look like the parent. Not all hybrids set viable seed, and with those that do may not set seed at all times of the year, seed pods with ripe mature seed may not form from all flowers, only flowers that form under certain weather conditions.

Same is true of your Fireball, also a hybrid and both are patented plants.

Here is a link that might be useful: photo of ripe pod here


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Growing from Seed Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here