Calochortus Hybrids

Robert Werra
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 13:04:32 PDT
Dear All; Speaking of hybrids, I have a hybrid of
Calochortus amabilis and C. tolmei growing on my
hillside coming back regularly for years. Also have
what appears to be a hybrid of Calochortus monophylus
and ?C. umbellatus? They are interesting, but not
exciting. I will send images to Mary Sue. Sincerely
Bob Werra

--- Jane McGary <> wrote:
> I seem to have some hybrids among California
> Fritillaria species raised 
> from home-grown seed. I would post pictures of them
> on the wiki if I knew 
> how to sign in, but I have not tried to post
> anything since it changed, and 
> apparently I need a password which I do not know, or
> else I don't know 
> exactly how to enter my user name.
> Anyway, I apologize if anyone has grown plants from
> my garden seeds of 
> Fritillaria purdyi and/or Fritillaria biflora, and
> now has seedlings in 
> flower that don't look like what they are supposed
> to be. It appears that 
> both groups of plants produced at least a few hybrid
> seeds. The one with F. 
> purdyi as a seed parent is quite large, flowering
> probably 2 years before 
> the other seedlings in its group, with 10 flowers on
> a stout stem -- 
> impressive! -- but the flowers have a greenish
> ground color rather than the 
> creamy white of F. purdyi, though they are marked
> like that species. The 
> ones with F. biflora as a seed parent are similar,
> but smaller, with only 2 
> or 3 flowers per stem on first flowering; they have
> typical purdyi 
> checkering rather than the "tips and stripes" of
> biflora. Some apparently 
> pure biflora seedlings are flowering in the same
> group.
> I will search around and see if I can find out how
> to access the wiki 
> during the next few days, to show these interesting
> plants. Interesting but 
> disappointing to some, no doubt, because biflora is
> dead common and purdyi 
> is much sought after.
> Jane McGary
> Northwestern Oregon
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