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Hummingbird Vine Pod

Hummingbird Vine Pod

Q: On some of the flowers on my hummingbird vine there is a long green pod. Is this a seedpod? Annette

A: Annette,

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Yes, the long green pods hanging from your Hummingbird Vine are seedpods. Each pod can contain many thin seeds, although the amount of seeds is directly related to how often hummingbirds feed from your vine. More visits equals more seeds. If you want to save your seeds, let the pods dry out and collect them in the fall. Store the container outdoors where the seeds will freeze or "winterize" them by placing the container in your freezer. After the seeds freeze, you should be able to germinate them successfully in almost any type of soil. Small vines can also be transplanted very easily.

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September 4, 20050 found this helpful

How do you germinate the seeds?

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By guest (Guest Post)
September 18, 20050 found this helpful

I've planted some HV seeds in South Flordia from plants grown in South Carolina. Does anyone know how they will do? Also, it's September 18th and after reading about them it looks as though this is when they start "calling it quits." Mine are just sprouting but I would like to know how long I can expect a season out of them.

Thanks,

Jose Martinez

Ps. I planted them on September 11th

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By guest (Guest Post)
October 1, 20050 found this helpful

Last year, all of a sudden I saw a few of these plants and just fell in love with them. I am so glad to hear about the germination. Do they sell seeds?

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By guest (Guest Post)
March 29, 20060 found this helpful

Does anyone know about pruning hummingbird vines. I planted one last year and it appears that most of what is there now is dead wood. Should I leave it or cut it back to the ground?

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 23, 20060 found this helpful

Do you have to cut the hummingbird vine back to the ground each year?

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