Hymenocallis occidentalis, was H.max

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Fri, 16 Feb 2007 09:53:31 PST

I agree with Jay, delayed germination of H. occidentalis seeds is quite 
normal.  I've germinated a lot of H. occidentalis seeds here, from my own 
plants.  I start them under lights indoors in the Fall; I keep them warm 
and watered.  They start to germinate sporadically after Christmas, 
and  some continue germinating into late Spring.

I crossed H. liriosme X H. occidentalis last summer using stored pollen 
from H. occidentalis.  I got a few seeds, which germinated more like 
liriosme seeds (not delayed).  It will be a few years before I can try to 
figure out if these seedlings are really [liriosme X occidentalis] or are 
merely more liriosme.

Jim Shields
in cold, snowy, central Indiana (USA)

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