Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:23:01 PDT
Russ, Sternbergia does not set seed.  It is something to do with diploid 
or whatever.  Do you have one which does set seed, as there is a seed 
setting one.  But the most often grown one does not set seed.


Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10

On 29/03/2013 7:55 p.m., wrote:
> 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

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