Hippeastrum seedling success!

Kipp McMichael kimcmich@hotmail.com
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:54:07 PDT
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.

> 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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