Ipomoea hybrid

C W Mueller cynthiasbulbs@hotmail.com
Sat, 27 Aug 2011 08:57:34 PDT
Dennis, have you ever grown the heirloom Southern ipomoea plant called "Perennial Blue"?  It is wildly vigorous and has respectable blue flowers which never set seed on their own.  
Maybe its pollen could be used, though.  Cynthia Mueller, Central Texas
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On Aug 27, 2011, at 10:24 AM, Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com> wrote:

> For years I've daydreamed about using Ipomoea pandurata to make
> crosses with more colorful Ipomoea species.  So this morning I set out
> to do that with Ipomoea coccinea.  O.M.G.  there's pollen everywhere
> and I can't find the stigma -- I think it's smothered with pollen
> already!  Good grief.
> http://www.badbear.com/dkramb/P8270009.JPG
> Any words of wisdom from the PBS forum?  :-)
> PS:  I was successful, however, in crossing Passiflora x 'Manta' with
> Passiflora lutea this morning.  And by that I mean I was able to apply
> pollen from one onto the other, and vice versa.  :-)  Only time will
> tell if they develop fruit.
> Dennis in Cincinnati (not a hurricane in sight!)
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