Hippeastrum seedling success!

Kipp McMichael kimcmich@hotmail.com
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 08:50:12 PDT
Dennis,
  I managed to reply to the wrong thread with that message (which was re: Haemanthus deformis). Carry on. Nothing to see here... ;-)
-|<ipp

> Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 11:34:22 -0400
> From: dkramb@badbear.com
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Hippeastrum seedling success!
> 
> Ummm... what?  I already planted the seeds 4-5 years ago.  To the best of
> my knowledge other Hippeastrum cultivars do not have pods that turn red
> upon successful pollination.  I can't find anything like it on Google.
> 
> Dennis in Cincinnati
> 
> 
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 9:54 PM, Kipp McMichael <kimcmich@hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Pluck, clean & plant now - no need to wait. That orange color change is to
> > announce a ripe berry to whatever forest creature(s) the plant apparently
> > relies upon for seed dispersal.
> > -|<ipp
> >
> > > Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 20:27:25 -0400
> > > From: dkramb@badbear.com
> > > To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> > > Subject: [pbs] Hippeastrum seedling success!
> > >
> > > My first (and only) cross of Hippeastrum was H. parodii 'Germa' x H.
> > 'Santa
> > > Rosa'.  I made the cross in 2010.  I sent most of the seeds to the PBS BX
> > > 274 but I kept a few for myself and sowed them.
> > >
> > > Here is the excerpt from that BX offering:  "Seeds of  Hippeastrum
> > parodii '
> > > Germa' (pod parent) x H. 'Santa Rosa' (pollen parent).  Germa has tubular
> > > yellow flowers.  Santa Rosa has unusual white & red flowers with reddish
> > > stems and dark red ovaries (when a pod parent)."
> > >
> > > As of today I have 2 surviving plants, and the first one is now sending
> > up
> > > a bloom stalk.  I'm stoked!  :-)  I'll share pics as soon as the bloom
> > > opens up.  I'm guessing 1 to 2 weeks.
> > >
> > > Did anybody else grow my seeds and get any blooms yet?  I'd love to see
> > > your pics.
> > >
> > > Loving it!
> > > Dennis in Cincinnati
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