Hybrid Hipp blooming

Dell Sherk ds429@comcast.net
Sat, 10 Apr 2010 12:59:22 PDT
I have the first bloom on a Hippeastrum cross from seeds that someone
donated to the BX awhile back. It is H. 'Desert Dawn' x 'Green Goddess' - an
unusual cross to say the least. When it is fully open, I will send a photo.
It looks like it will be really pretty. Who donated the seeds?


It seems that when I grow hipp crosses, the usual bloom resembles either H.
puniceum or H. papilio, depending on what is in the genealogy. With clivia,
all crosses that I have bloomed, so far, come out looking more or less like
the orange C. miniatum. There must be some strong genes in play. Does anyone
know what this is about?




Dell Sherk, SE Pennsylvania, zone 6/7

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