Hippeastrum seedling success!

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:27:25 PDT
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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