I posted a picture on rec.binaries.pictures.gardens of a flower
(header: mystery flower) that I bought at a green market in NYC.
8-10" slender-stemmed, orange and red petals, ball-like flower head,
narrow leaves, prolific in full sun. Can I collect seeds from it?
Don't be so naive. Plants need much more complex nutrients than just plain
water to produce mature fertile seeds. Cutting off the supply of the
necessary nutrients causes the developing ovules (if any) to abort. The cut
flowers are pretreated by the florist by soaking them in a bleach solution
that does just that.
Most florist cut flowers are single clones that are usually not self-fertile
BTW, its spelled "pollinated".
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