by Leslie Cox; Monday; August 24, 2020

Start collecting seeds you want to save for next year. Make sure the plants you are collecting seeds from are open-pollinated.

F1, or hybrid plants are bred from two different parents to produce a unique “offspring”. Seeds from these F1 offspring will not grow true, but will revert back to one or other of the parents.

Seeds from open-pollinated plants, on the other hand, will grow to be true replicas of the plants they were collected from.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu' & Lunaria annua seed pods