I dead headed some, then set aside to dry more-but the seed pod was still green at the base of the dead petals. Are the seeds going to be in the pod thingy or on the end of each petal?? I heard they were small but this is ridiculous! Where are they?
I want to grow Texas Blue Bells from seed, but what part of the flower head has the seed?
Seeds are contained in the fruits, which are the matured, ripened ovary of the flower. Chances are if you deadheaded, the seeds are too young to germinate. You'll want to leave an inflorescence or two on the plant till the fruit (=seed pod) starts to get dry on its own.
Reply:You should not deadhead the flowers until all the parts (particularly the seed pod) are dry if you want the seeds. When they are dry, put the seed pods in a paper bag and let them dry some more. Then you will be able to free the seeds by crushing the pods with your fingers. The seeds will all fall into the bottom of the bag.