Aug 20, 2012, 10:34 PMtamm0449
I have been growing my Wisteria Vine for about
eight years now. A few flowers presented themselves to us this year and last year but left quickly. This is the first year that we have had seed pods growing on it. I heard they are poisonous, are they poisonous to our Standard Poodles if they fell off? Do they fall off or should I cut them off once they dry and plant them in a pot next year? I have a friend that wants a start from the Wisteria and I have tried to grow her one from it but haven't succeeded. Could anyone tell me how to get a start from the Wisteria? Also, how soon will the seeds grow? I don't really want to start a new plant for my friend because he is in his mid 60's and it will take years to bloom. What is the fastest way to give him a start that will bloom within about four or five years or sooner? Thank you for taking your time to read my question. Sincerely, tamm0449
Aug 21, 2012, 12:55 PMga.karen
Tamm, usually most wisteria will have runners along the ground. If you can pull up one of these with some roots attached, give that to your friend for a "start". I've never gotten a start any other way. I've tried many, many times to root a cutting and they never take.
Yes, the seeds are poisonous! But I doubt that the dogs would eat them. You can cut the pods anytime just to get rid of them but if you want seeds, let them turn brown & start to twist...then cut them. If you let them twist open the seeds will fly all over...and grow!
I've never tried growing a seed as this stuff grows wild down here. You could probably try a google on how to start from seeds if you want to do that.