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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.

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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

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