Another Lycoris question

J.E. Shields
Sat, 15 Aug 2009 06:13:42 PDT
Anita and all,

I've never grown Lycoris from seed, but I've had a few volunteer seedlings 
appear in plantings of L. chinensis and L. longituba.  I'm sure there will 
be some open pollinated seeds this year, if it is like most years, on my 
chinensis and/or longituba.  I'd be happy to send you some.  Send me your 
address (off list to if you want some.

Plant the Lycoris seeds outdoors in the ground immediately -- these are 
quite hardy here in central Indiana -- in open shade.  Be prepared to wait 
5 to 10 years for blooms, according to what I've read.

Best regards,
Jim Shields

At 10:25 PM 8/14/2009 -0700, you wrote:
>Somewhere in the Lycoris literature, someone mentioned that cutting the L.
>squam. bloom stalks and hanging them up (rarely) induced seed formation.
>How long after the flower petals fade away is this done?
>Yes, I do understand that L. squam. is a sterile triploid (I've had college
>level Genetics), BUT I'm curious to see what happens--if anything.
>And if seed is by some miracle produced, what then? Grow them in agar via
>sterile tissue culture?
>[Hey, winter will be here before you know it, and I'm a housewife who has
>plenty of time on her hands during winter.]
>Anita Clyburn
>Terre Haute. Indiana
>Zone 5B and the clay soil is rapidly becoming hard as bricks around here.
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