Boyce Tankersley
Wed, 11 Dec 2002 14:41:30 PST
Veltheimia capensis var. deasii has been in bloom in my office window for a couple of weeks now. Beautiful light pink flowers shading to chartreuse at the mouth. The blue-green foliage is very striking. Gave Harold Koopowitz a leaf from each plant to try to get into tissue culture and I've been trying my hand at cross pollinating. 
Hard not to count the chickens before they hatch, but so far none of the flowers have dehisced and all those I have tried to pollinate apparently are starting to swell. On the down-side, I now understand my 2 plants are siblings and so I shouldn't expect an abundant number of seeds.
Boyce Tankersley

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