Crossing Hippeastrelia

J.E. Shields
Wed, 03 Jan 2007 07:21:29 PST
Hi all,

Is Hippeastrum x-johnsonii a triploid?  Is it ever fertile?

We used its pollen a year ago and set pods on a couple of plants, including 
H. evansiae and a big commercial hybrid.  Putting pollen on johnsonii 
itself gave us no seeds.

I'm just wondering what those seeds might have for parents.  Any thoughts 
on that?  We got a good yield of seeds in the pods that formed, and we are 
growing some of the seedlings now.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA) where a frosty morning was followed by bright 
winter sunshine and, maybe, later we will see temperatures in the 50's F again

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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