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    I've noticed that the flowers open around noontime. After they've closed though, you can gently roll the bud (heh heh, sorry I couldn't resist) in your fingers to help it pollinate.
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    LOL, and to think that I never thought of this! Thanks for the tip, my D. montana var. tomentosa and D. graomogolensis are flowering now, but the flowers have all been cleistogamous and I haven't been able to make like a bee! I think this will help!
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    Yea!!! My first seeds to be collected.

    Once again, my gratitude to everybody who helped!

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    LOL Michelle,
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    Sorry to bring this topic back up....

    I now have about 8 flowers which have closed on the scape. I think I'm ready to cut the scape to collect the seeds now but how do I know that the pods have been pollinated? There is a slight reddish coloration where the pod/flower connects to the scape. Does the coloration correspond to the viability of the seeds in the pod?

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    I usually harvest the seed when about 3/4 of the seed pods have turned brown. This is a good indicator of mature seed.
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