Tulbaghia simmleri - genetics?

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 08 Apr 2011 07:15:09 PDT
Dear PBSers,
	I've grown Tulbaghia simmleri ( aka T. fragrans) for years in 
its 'alba/white' form.  I find it easy and very fragrant in bloom, 
but it has never produced seed.  A few years ago I got plants from 
fellow PBSers (via trades) for the typical lilac-pink flowered form 
and early this spring had both in bloom overlapping. I tried cross 
pollinating  in both directions.

	I had no 'takes' on the typical form, but a few husky looking 
pods are forming on a single white stem.

	I have to grow my plants in pots in the greenhouse with 
summer outdoors. Do those of you who grow this in the ground or 
outdoors all year round regularly get seed on this species? I don't 
recall seeing seed on the SeedEx, but I could have missed it.  And 
does anyone with experience know what I'd expect having white x pink 
hybrid seed. ? Might seedlings be all white, all pink, something in 
between or a mix  of shades? Are white flowers dominant or recessive?

	I'd appreciate comments from any PBSers with experience 
growing T. simmleri from seed.

		Best	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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