What Do Phlox Seeds Look Like – A General View

Most new gardeners need to find out what do phlox seeds look like so they can grow and harvest their own and keep them for the next season.

Phlox Flower

The plants display many star-shaped colorful flowers when in bloom.  There are so many various types, some native to North America making them available in almost every garden in America.

Let’s first know how a seed pod looks like.  A phlox seed pod is a round welling flower-like pod that contains the seeds inside. 

What Do Garden Phlox Seeds Look Like?

Before you harvest your phlox, be sure to follow these steps to enable you to get mature seeds.

Harvesting Phlox Flower Seeds

Step 1:  At the end of summer, leave your phlox blooms to remain on the plant after the flowers fade. Choose healthy blooms in order to get healthy seeds.

Step 2:  Allow the phlox to continue growing until the petals drop off and the seed pod that is located behind the petals shrivel and turns brown.

Step 3:  Cut the seed pods from the plant and put them into a paper sack. Place them in a warm, well-ventilated place until they are completely dry.

Step 4: Remove the pods out of the plastic bag and break open the pods. Pick out any large pieces of leaves, stems, or petals and discard them.

Step 5:  Place the phlox seeds in a paper envelope for storage. Remember to write the name, date, and color of the plant on the envelope.

Identifying phlox seeds is the first step towards harvesting your own and saving them for the next season.  If you don’t know what the seeds look like, the video attached herein will be of great help to you.