Dear Dr. Waddick, Thank you for the information you've provided us. However I have a few followup questions: Has anyone ever crossed L. squamigera's original parents in hopes of producing a fertile 2N L. squamigera look-alike? (I understand L. squamigera is 3N and thus infertile.) Can colchicine be used on Lycoris species to induce polyploidy? (I know this is the chemical that's used to induce polyploidy in daylilies but haven't heard of it being used on Lycoris.) Are there any books you could recommend on Plant Genetics that might help bring me up to speed? (I could see my knowledge of Genetics is shamefully out of date when I had to look up the definition of "amphidiploid".) Thanks, Anita Anita Clyburn 10530 E US HWY 40 Terre Haute, IN 47803 Zone 5B and pure clay soil.