Too many Amaryllis photos

Michael Mace
Wed, 12 Nov 2003 21:03:37 PST
John I. asked:

>Are you doing any crosses with them back onto Brunsvigia spp.?  These are
what I would be interested in seeing more
>and more of.

I'd make the crosses if I had any blooming-size Brunsvigias.  Unfortunately,
I can't afford to send 85 pounds plus postage to Paul Christian to get some
;-)  So I'll have to wait another 10 years for the seedlings I'm growing.

In the meantime, my Brunsvigia crossing experience has been limited to
making a bunch of crosses with some B. josephinae pollen sent me last year.
Several of those crosses produced intriguing little white seeds that were
already sprouting in the pod.  I'm told that's a very good sign.  We'll see
what happens.

If anyone wants to trade pollen of amaryllids, let me know privately.

I have also been trying some crosses with various Nerine sarniensis
cultivars.  Very little success so far, although I may have achieved a few
using the Nerine as the seed parent.  Won't know until they bloom.

What I'm trying for is something that combines the red of N. sarniensis with
the size and durability of Amaryllis.

San Jose, CA (zone 9, min temp 20F)

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