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Stacey Docherty

Ok I have been at it again.... At work obviously a v v large plant its been cut down with these seed pods ( on large browning stems) discarded .... Well as I can't go by something like this I picked them up! Any ideas?


 


 

MrsGarden

I've no idea Stacey but hope someone does. (Bumping thread up to be seen.)

Ive got one to ask about as well, will post later.

Stacey I found some thing like that think it was a tulip bulb gone to seed I just sprinkled it around see what happens, not seen it till this year

Stacey Docherty

It was most def not a bulb.... It was ontop of stems about 6ft or taller that had been cut down!! They seemed to be one flower per tall stem unfortunately no foliage remained... The stems were a good 3/4cm in diameter... Got 3 pods I'm gonna plant to see what they are. I have checked on a seed identification site but can't find them 

marshmello

Looks like seed pods from the lilluim family.

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nutcutlet

one flower on top of a 6 foot stem and no foliage. That must narrow it down a bit. I've never grown anything like that

Stacey dont know but my Mother in law found the same pods in Spain when she was on holiday and said it was growing up the houses there and had lovley flowers on. So she brought some pods back,i planted the seed and it took about 12 months for the seedlings to come through.They are now about 6 inches high,so i hope they flower next year. Dont know if this will help will try and get picture on forum.

 

Stacey Docherty

Oooo flight that would be great. They were planted in a specific pattern by the groundsman so...... Have just planted them so we will see..... How exciting

fidgetbones

 lilies have seed pods like that.

Stacey Docherty

Are there lilies about 5 foot tall? The seed pods have flat seeds inside with a feathery membrane holding them in. Was gonna ask rhs but can't find a link

One of my neighbours once had some very tall lilies - I think they were Madonna lilies, but I can't be sure - it was forty years ago.

Stacey Docherty

Just took a look at the seed site i agree it looks like a Lilly seed maybe a Turks cap

Stacey Docherty

Only thing is the stems don't look thick enough

nutcutlet

never seen a 6 foot turks cap stacey. that's big. 

 X

What about tree lily seed pod?

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IT looks like  a phormium seed pod!

fidgetbones

I've got tree lilies 6ft tall, with stems like broom handles. Also Lilium henryii, can be that tall, but they are only just flowering.  Maybe the groundsman at work would know what they pulled up?

Stacey Docherty

Patty is that a grass? Lol fidget I was only there today and he wasn't around typical found them on the way home!!! I have planted them and we shall see I guess

jean6

whatever it is lets hope you manage to grow one & show us next year ...I love growing from seed even if i dont know.. the excitement of the end product..good luck..