Sternbergia

Jadeboy48@aol.com Jadeboy48@aol.com
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:55:32 PDT
If you want to produce seed just get a book/picture of a Sternbergia  
flower.You have to know where the plant parts are, like anthers and  stigmas 
Polinate the flowers transferring pollen with clean artist brushes  to the 
stigma. Stigma must be slightly sticky for pollen to grow and combine  withe egg 
cell that will grow into seed. Try pollinating around 10am when the  
humidity is a little higher, but no rain. Rinse brushes in alcohol to kill  pollen 
on the brush and you want to use clean brushes for pollination-Good  
luck-Russ Hintz



In a message dated 3/28/2013 7:00:10 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
klazina@orcon.net.nz writes:

Very  little is flowering at the moment, it is just too dry. However, 
these  Sternbergia are cheering.  I have tried to grow the seedsetting  
Sternbergia this year, but had no joy.  Is there a knack to  that?  At 
the moment the container is left outside open to the  weather as I got 
fed up with  it.

http://flickr.com/photos/49263888@N06/…

Ina

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Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand  Zone  10

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