Sprekelia howardii

Tim Harvey zigur@hotmail.com
Sun, 17 Feb 2008 11:19:25 PST
What evidence do you have that these seedlings are not hybrids?
 Tim> > Luc, Jim, et. al. (?),> > I am afraid that I have been given FAR too much credit for a knowledge> about Sprekelia howardii.> > For years, I had a couple of bulbs collected by the esteemed gentleman> who had the honor of naming them. Suddenly, I had only one bulb which> bloomed for me faithfully for years. About three years ago, I became> "desperate" to acquire more of them. No one in either IBS or PBS would> indicate that they possessed any of these. Finally, it was suggested> to me that I try taking pollen from a S. formossima and "microwaving"> it for 20 seconds and then applying it to the S. howardii. I did> that, and to my surprise, I got about 2 dozen seeds.> > Well, I "floated" them and divided the seeds between two pots. Two & a> half years later, I have one pot of 12 seedling bulbs and 1 from the> other pot. I just removed the one bulb to determine the size and took> pictured of it and the pot of twelve.> > Does anyone want to suggest when I should "repot" the twelve, what> soil mixture and what further treatment to bring them to "maturity.> > Sincerely,> > Doug Westfall> > _______________________________________________> pbs mailing list> pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/

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