pollination; was RE: Sprekelia howardii

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Wed, 28 Jun 2006 05:51:01 PDT
Uli's suggestion to use pollen from Doug's one plant reminds me of something

Last year I obtained a great prize: a form of Lilium candidum which
evidently grows well under my conditions. When it bloomed this year, I
pollinated it with its own pollen and am getting good capsule formation. 

There is a widespread misconception that lilies are self-incompatible. Some
may be. But in an article by David Griffiths written about seventy-five
years ago, he recommended pollinating Lilium candidum with its own pollen to
get seed for commercial production. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where water-wise gardening
has taken on a new meaning this week as we get washed by deluge after

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