My wisteria has seeds on it (they look like green beans), I understand that they are poisonous. Can they be planted to try and grow a new vine? I plan on trying the layering technique but I am curious about the seed. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Kate
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Hi Kate,

Thanks for writing. You can plant wisteria seeds --- but you'll need to wait until they ripen (the pods turn brown and dry).

I'd prepare a protected area outside to start your wisteria seeds in; let them be cold and dormant over winter and they should sprout and begin to grow in spring.

One note: Wisteria is notorious for taking it's time to bloom from seed --- sometimes it'll be 10 or 12 years before it blooms for the first time.

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

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