Lycoris seed production? Intergeneric hybrids?

Kelly Irvin
Thu, 11 Sep 2008 18:02:14 PDT
Let's face it Ken. You are using Pixie Dust, not Amaryllis pollen.

It is my understanding that, if fertile, the Lycoris should be able to 
make seed from it's own pollen, but I am not sure on this.

According to the following websit, 
"", your cross may be possible. 
Look what you've already succeeded.

Mr. Kelly M. Irvin
10850 Hodge Ln
Gravette, AR 72736
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a/b

Ken wrote:
> Are Lycoris noted for not producing seed unless cross pollinated?  I've had L.aurea for years and never got seed ... until last year ... when l brushed the heck out of its stigma with fresh Amaryllis belladonna pollen.  They produced about 4 dozen relatively fat, black seeds, only about half of which germinated (most likely due to my lack of knowlege and poor cultural conditions.)  Those wich germinated grew through most of the winter and went dormant in late spring.  They are now pushing up new, albeit small, leaves.  Are there any known Lycoris X Amaryllis intergeneric hybrids?
> Ken
> San Diego   
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