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jamesdep

Lucky enough to have acres of country gardens, a growing orchid, a small walled garden, and most recently a tropical garden in Spain, leaner gardener

Caryopteris

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2022
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jamesdep

Help me identify this plant PlantID

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pelly

It’s Caryopteris and I think it may be Heavenly Blue. I have this, it’s beautiful. Easy to collect seeds from too 💙

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jamesdep

Oooh! Seeds? How? And what do you Dow with them once collected? Thank you. :-)

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jamesdep

@pelly forgot to tag you in my response so tagging here so you see it :-)

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pelly

I tried for the first time last year. I left a few flower heads to dry out on the plant then cut them off into a bag to collect them. I left them to dry out again then shook the bag (must be a paper bag) to release the seeds from the chaff. Put the seeds on damp kitchen roll and seal in a plastic bag and place in the fridge for three months. Sow under glass in spring and keep somewhere warm until they germinate 👍

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