Worsleya Sept bloom in Southern California

Started by latsyrc18940, November 18, 2022, 09:10:14 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

latsyrc18940

I have grown these plant from seed years ago, it start to bloom at age of 9 , and ever since it bloom every year around end of Aug and beginning of Sept. Some of the plant on the ground, and some on the pots. I rarely use fertilizer, so only flowers one are from the ground. I have try and  not see the flower set seed pod, may be because due the dry heat weather at that month. Hopefully in the future I will get some seeds. the picture showing is Cosh clone.IMG_4904.jpg IMG_6721.jpg IMG_8786.jpg IMG_8801.jpg

Ron Martinolich

The flowers in the last photo look like a painting - what an amazing photograph!

OrchardB

Great plants and flowers. I grew this many years ago (last century?) from Australian seed I think. When regulations allowed such easy trades. Never got it to flower before I lost a quite mature bulb.
Brian UK

Uli

Hello,

Have you tried hand to  pollinate your flowers?
Your pictures show two plants, one flowering and one with spent flowers. Maybe you can still find some pollen on the spent flowers. (Not sure about that) I do not know if Worsleya sets seed with its own pollen. If not you can try the microwave method.
https://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Microwave
Otherwise you can save pollen next year from one plant to the next if they do not flower simultaneously.

Bye for now 

Uli 

CG100

For the past two years, a subsidary of Jaques Amand in the UK has been selling bulbs, albeit at an eye-watering price.

Presumably raised outside of the UK/EU, as are so many of the tender bulbs and tubers that they offer.

latsyrc18940

Quote from: Uli on November 19, 2022, 10:46:08 AMHello,

Have you tried hand to  pollinate your flowers?
Your pictures show two plants, one flowering and one with spent flowers. Maybe you can still find some pollen on the spent flowers. (Not sure about that) I do not know if Worsleya sets seed with its own pollen. If not you can try the microwave method.
https://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Microwave
Otherwise you can save pollen next year from one plant to the next if they do not flower simultaneously.

Bye for now

Uli
Thanks, I try many times with hand cross pollinated, but no luck, due to heat wave ( Desert Wind) during early autumn. May be I will try microwave method next year.

latsyrc18940

Quote from: Ron Martinolich on November 18, 2022, 09:26:31 PMThe flowers in the last photo look like a painting - what an amazing photograph!
Thanks