outdoor nerine a triploid?

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Thu, 10 Oct 2002 12:53:59 PDT
I've just crossed my indoor nerine, the purple Quest, with pollen from several of a friend's plants.  I still have pollen, but I've run out of flowers to put it on.

Now I'm wondering about the bright pink nerine we grow outside - a form of bowdenii, I guess.  I thought I read that it is a sterile triploid, like so many of the plants that get passed around to neighbours.  I've looked it up in all my books, though, and there is no mention of that.  Does anyone know, or know which form it is likely to be?

I guess I'll put some pollen on them since I've got it.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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