pbs Digest, Vol 109, Issue 53

Ina Crossley klazina1@gmail.com
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 20:49:23 PST
Depends on what you use for your crosses.  At first I went mad and 
crossed all sorts with Zephyranthes verecunda alba, but it has it's 
limitations.  So it is a matter of trial and error.  The first cross I 
put on the PBS email list was a cross between Z. hidalgo x Z. 
grandiflora.  3 of that cross had a lot of variation.  That first one 
turned out really dark, the next one was a paler pink with white 
stripes, the third one was a sort of spotted pale pink.

One I want to try when the flowers are at suitable times (so far I have 
not kept any pollen in the fridge) is Z. primulina with Z. grandiflora.

Although Z. primulina is supposed to be apomictic, it will cross with 
others if hand pollinated I realise now.  Just as Z. grandiflora which 
is supposed to be sterile, will set seed if hand pollinated with some of 
the other Zephyranthes.


On 27/02/2012 5:05 p.m., James Wood wrote:
> "One of the latest crosses.  This one has a white centre.  It is all very
> interesting once there are results."
> Ina, how much variation do you see between seeds in the same cross?
> James
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Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

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