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Rose of Sharon Seed Pods #400527 Sep 23rd, 2018 at 07:23 AM
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I have 2 rose of Sharon bushes and would like to grow more. Although I've read new plants will sprout up from the dropped seeds from parent plant, I've never had such luck. My question is - can I just pick the seed pods from the plant, or do I really need to wait until they actually fall off, and collect them from the ground. Does it matter as far as seed health?

Re: Rose of Sharon Seed Pods [Re: Bloomthomp] #400530 Sep 23rd, 2018 at 01:25 PM
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I believe you can just remove mature seeds from a rose of Sharon bush and place in moist soil; adding a little milled sphagnum moss on the surface of moist soil will help prevent fungi.

You can also propagate a rose of Sharon bush by taking 6-8" softwood (flexible) clippings in the late spring or early summer from a mature bush. Cut at a slight angle, and trim away all but the top several leaves. Dip cuttings in a rooting hormone, and place 3" deep in a mixture of one-half general-use potting soil with one-quarter sand and one-quarter vermiculite, that has been combined well. Press firmly around the cuttings to eliminate air pockets in the soil. Take care to never allow cuttings to dry out. Roots should begin to show within 2-3 weeks.

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