J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Fri, 03 Mar 2006 05:25:19 PST
Don, Mark and all,

Rhodohypoxis baurii is supposed to be somewhat hardy, and we have 
cold-hardy native Hypoxis, so breeding hardy, multicolored hybrids would be 
a nice idea.  A South African Hypoxis I have sets seeds all by itself every 
summer, blooming in a pot on my deck.  These seeds appear in the pots 
around its pot from time to time as seedlings.  Are Hypoxis a bit on the 
weedy side?

I winter this Hypoxis in its pot, dry under a bench in the greenhouse.  I 
tried one of its siblings in the rock garden over winter -- it did not survive.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

At 08:05 PM 3/2/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>Dear Mark and All,
>     It's been on my mind for some years, tried crosspollinating with
>toothpicks, but never got to first base:  wonder if it's possible to cross
>Hypoxis hirsuta and Rhodohypoxis baurii?  The hoped for result is something
>like a slightly hardier Rhodohypoxis.
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