A different Neomarica question

Alberto Castillo ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:40:51 PST

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.


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