Phodophiala bifida or Oxblood Lily
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 03:22:41 PDT

In a message dated 8/12/12 1:46:30 AM, writes:

> Is it possible that this is one clone
> multiplied sins centuries
> did somebody try to pollinate it with pollen from the wild one
> Roland
> 2012/8/12 Alberto Castillo <>:
> >
> > Not the true "Oxblood Lily", that widely grown in Texas.

The Texas form sets seed readily when pollinated with wild forms such as 
those received from Alberto, as well as those from other sources.   However 
there are not as many seeds per pod as normal, maybe about half as many.

However no luck crossing it (or wild bifida, for that matter)) with Chilean 
species such as R. advena.   Anyone else have luck with that?

Best wishes,

Bill the Bulb Baron (William R.P. Welch)

William R.P. Welch, 1031 Cayuga Street Apt B, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, USA 
(831) 236-8397

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