David, when the seeds are ready the capsule tips will open. This, under the really hot conditions this species demand. > My Neomarica caerulea after a second year of extravagant inflorescence (easily > over 100 flowers over a 2-month period), produced 3 seed pods. It has never > produced seed pods before. They have not yet dehisced, although the pods formed > many months ago (there is, of course, the possibility that either they are > sterile or that Neomarica pods are indehiscent). I am loath to extract the > seeds while the pods are still tightly closed lest I collect them before they > are ready. Perhaps one of the members has some experience and can advise about > when to collect the seed.