Hymenocallis occidentalis, was H.max

aaron floden aaron_floden@yahoo.com
Fri, 16 Feb 2007 07:15:31 PST

 So, does anyone have experience germinating the hardy
H.occidentalis? I still have two pots seeds sitting
with no activity at all. They were potted up in
Sept/Oct shortly after falling off the plants. I
assumed that they were immediate germinators
considering that the seeds were so large and fleshy.

 Also does anyone else have experience with hardiness
in this species? I have forms from southern Alabama
and Georgia that winter over just fine here in Kansas.
Several years now in fact with no problems and good
offsetting also. Other forms with known provinence
would be nice.

 Lastly, any experience with crossing H.occidentalis
with other species to increase hardiness with other
traits. Not sure what could be improved upon though,
maybe stoloniferous characters or earlier flowering.

 All the best, 
Aaron Floden
Manhattan, KS


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