Watsonia pollination

Randall P. Linke randysgarden@gmail.com
Sun, 05 Aug 2012 10:18:56 PDT
My Watsonia pillansii are just coming into bloom.  our weather has been so
cool and mild (every brief warm spell more seeds planted last May sprout)
that there is not much insect activity.  We actually had light showers

As more of them come into bloom I want to insure they are pollinated.  I'm
wondering when the pistil becomes receptive.  I have noticed that as the
flowers age the pistil splits and each section curves back, the anthers are
also releasing pollen at this time.  The purple-lavender pollen is quite
eye-catching against the bright orange petals.

Monterey Bay Area, California
Zone 9

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