hybridizing seed results

Tony Avent Tony@plantdelights.com
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 18:26:55 PDT

We have also been making quite a few bigeneric crosses this summer and one that was successful both ways is Crinum x lycoris.  I have read on-line that this was also made in Japan, but have never seen any photos.  Is anyone else familiar with these hybrids, and if so, is the offspring a winter grower or a summer grower?

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
email tony@plantdelights.com
website  http://www.plantdelights.com/
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself...at least three times" - Avent
-----Original Message-----
From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ken
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 8:45 PM
To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [pbs] hybridizing seed results

thought I would post a couple shots of seed I harvested today, showing some interesting results ...

this group, the result of crossing Amaryllis belladonna with pollen from Brunsvigia litoralis:


and the following group, the result of crossing another Amaryllis belladonna with pollen from Nerine angulata:


both mother plants are 6 years old ... and sprouted up where I discarded excess A.belladonna seed at that time, blooming for the second year in a row this year.

Ken Blackford
San Diego

More information about the pbs mailing list