Hybrid Hipp blooming

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Mon, 12 Apr 2010 05:22:20 PDT
Dell and all,

I haven't studied genetics of Hippeastrum, but in Clivia, the yellows 
(there are two different types) are recessive.  The peaches are recessive 
as well, although I'm not sure we would pick up a partial penetrance of the 
peach mutation just by eyeball.

Jim Shields

At 03:59 PM 4/10/2010 -0400, you wrote:
>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?

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