Peter Oberwetter & Rhodies
Sat, 22 Mar 2003 08:14:04 PST
In a message dated 3/22/03 3:56:10 AM, writes:

<< It's interesting that he says they are sterile and triploid; which agrees

with what a lot of people have been saying on the forum.  This form is

clearly self-sterile, but can it be crossed with other forms of R. bifida

(assuming that it is triploid)? I'm also wondering whether this triploid

form is more vigorous than the usual form - does anyone grow this triploid

form as well as the usual form for comparison?

Matthew Gale

Birmingham, UK


It can be crossed with other forms, and yes it is more vigorous, at least in 
the sense that it divides (rapidly in fact) while the wild diploid forms 
divide little if at all  on their own--never in the wild I am told.

Best wishes,

Bill the Bulb Baron

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