Looking for Seeds on Coral Bells Q: Needing some help on flower seeds. I am learning to get my own seeds from my flowers to plant next year as I live in Utah where it's going to freeze soon. I have this hanging flower I bought and threw its identity away. I think its called Coral Bells or Million Bells. Can anyone tell me where i can find the seeds off this flower? I have gone over it and over it and can't see them. Please help.
Because you describe it as a hanging flower, I'm going to guess that you have Million Bells. The seeds are located in a seedpod at the base of the blossoms, but you'll find it easier to propagate them with cuttings. Put 6-inch cuttings directly in water. In three or four weeks they will develop sufficiently for rooting. You can keep them indoors this way over winter. Just in case the cuttings don't take in water, select a long trailing stem from the mother plant and pin it down in a nearby pot. Cover one or two of the leaf nodes with soil. Million Bells don't care for excessive water (while in soil), but they are big eaters so fertilize frequently. You can also keep the entire plant indoors over winter, but expect it to get a little leggy without trimming. Mature plants will start fizzling out after about 4 years.
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I have not had the chance to get coral bells yet. But, I do know you can get seeds off of ebay at a very very cheep price. I purchased all of my seeds off of ebay last winter and started them inside.
Calibrachoa (million bells) I believe you have to root cuttings..i have never seen any seeds on mine..I take cuttings and over winter inside.
You should find this site helpful.
From what I understand, million bells are a patented hybrid and it's supposed to be illegal to propagate.
Coral bells are an entirely different plant - Heuchera
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This site would be helpful:
If you can't locate it in the database, hop over to forums and find your geographic area and post the question or search previous posts. HTH.
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