Lycoris season - Part 2

James Waddick
Fri, 29 Jul 2005 11:08:51 PDT
>Jim....interesting to hear your description of Lycoris flowering 
>season.  I believe I remember from the past that you grow L. 
>sprengeri.  This week I've had something flowering, on a foot high 
>stalk, six blooms, that is much like the one you sent to the wiki, 
>but more in pink shades with blue only on the ends of the petals. 
>Tried to pollinate this, but I'm wondering if any one knows if they 
>are self-fertile?

Dear Cynthia;
	99% likely they are self fertile. Isolated flowers set seed 
readily, but haven't seen seedlings bloom to confirm.  The species is 
fairly variable with some showing more pink/less blue and others 
vice/versa. I have seen some totally electric blue and they are 
fantastic. Glowing. (Re: my note about propagation techniques).
	Over night dozens of longituba are up and a few dozen 
squamigera just at the surface, but no sprengeri yet. Usually a bit 
behind and expect others soon in the main season.
	Best	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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