Hypoxis hirsuta

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Thu, 17 Jun 2010 18:44:39 PDT
Ummm.... I may have just discovered the answer to my own question.

According to 
http://illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/… it 
says "Cross-pollination is required for fertile seeds." So I bet you my 
plants are the same clone.  Harrumph!

Still, I'm anxious to hear from other growers how this cutie performs in 
their gardens.

Dennis Kramb wrote:
> Did I mention this plant a few days ago?!  I can't remember who I was 
> talking to anymore... I think maybe it was not PBS.  :)
> So anyway, yeah, I've grown Hypoxis hirsuta in my garden for many years 
> now and I'm a bit annoyed with it.  I wanted it to seed around, and it 
> hasn't.  I confirmed it sets seed... but either it's not viable... or 
> the conditions are too adverse for it to take hold.  The mature plants I 
> bought continue to thrive, though.  So like I said, it's rather annoying.
> It's one of the few Amaryllids (or Hypoxids) native to my area, and gosh 
> darn it it's awfully cute!  I wish it would self seed!
> http://missouriplants.com/Yellowalt/…
> I have the same wish for the local blue eyed grasses I've collected, but 
> they just sulk in my garden.  So frustrating!
> Dennis in Cincinnati
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