I've had another fun season this fall playing with the Amaryllis (or Amarygia) 'Multiflora' bulbs I received from the late Les Hannibal. It was a mediocre bloom season, with a shortage of really dark pink flowers. But still I have enough bulbs that I got a fair number of flowers to play with. I wanted to post a couple of observations/questions and see if the true Amaryllis experts on the list would like to share any wisdom... --Has anyone ever tried crossing A. 'Multiflora' with Brunsvigia marginata? I have seen several comments online from people who have crossed them with B. josephinae, and I've made that cross myself. But I can't find any discussions of crosses with B. marginata. I managed to get some marginata pollen this fall, and it looks like the crosses with the Amaryllis may have worked -- I got a number of small white, pink, or straw-colored seeds, much smaller than the usual 'Multiflora' seeds. Some of the seeds were already sprouting in the pod. That's how the seeds from the B. josephinae crosses looked, so I'm very hopeful. Based on how long it takes for me to get these bulbs to mature, it'll probably be as much as a decade before these crossed bulbs bloom. So, has anyone made this cross before, and if so can you tell me what to expect from the flowers? --I am now starting to get blooms from the first crosses I made among the 'Multifloras' from Mr. Hannibal. The results are interesting. For example, I thought that crossing a dark pink and a medium pink would produce fairly dark pink flowers. But instead that cross produced some mid-pink flowers and some pure white ones. From my dim memories of high school genetics, I presume that means there are some recessive genes in there. But that's about all I can tell. Any comments from the experts? Are there any rules of thumb on what sort of flowers various crosses will produce? Is it the white or the dark pink that's recessive? I presume it's the white. And how does the yellow throat in the flower play in the mix? I have both pinks and whites with and without strongly yellow throats. Thanks, Mike PS: I am harvesting a lot of seed this year and will send some to the BX.