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22/08/2013 at 16:42

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?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29737.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29738.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

22/08/2013 at 18:47

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.

22/08/2013 at 18:58

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

22/08/2013 at 19:01

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 

22/08/2013 at 19:22

Looks like seed pods from the lilluim family.

22/08/2013 at 19:47

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

22/08/2013 at 19:55

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.

 

22/08/2013 at 20:15

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

22/08/2013 at 20:16

 lilies have seed pods like that.

22/08/2013 at 20:31

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

22/08/2013 at 20:33

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.

22/08/2013 at 20:36

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

22/08/2013 at 20:37

Only thing is the stems don't look thick enough

22/08/2013 at 20:38

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

22/08/2013 at 20:39

What about tree lily seed pod?

22/08/2013 at 20:39
22/08/2013 at 20:42

IT looks like  a phormium seed pod!

22/08/2013 at 20:42

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?

22/08/2013 at 20:47

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

23/08/2013 at 14:23

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..

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