Nerine hybrids

Tom Mitchell
Mon, 01 Dec 2008 11:58:49 PST
Hi Jim,

You can download the most interesting 'Report of the Proceedings of a  
Hardy Nerine Study Day' at 
nerine.asp. There is an article in the report, written by Marion Wood  
and Matt Bishop, which describes a long breeding program undertaken  
by the late Terry Jones, crossing N. bowdenii and N. sarniensis. By  
backcrossing the F1 hybrids with N. bowdenii, fertile, hardy hybrids  
resulted. Apparently the F1 cross is rather easy to make, so I expect  
that your experiments with 'Nikita' and 'Kofranek' will be  
successful. Good luck!

The report contains some fantastic photographs, which have inspired  
me to want to try more species and cultivars.



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