Rhodophiala hybrids? Scilla

Brian Whyer brian.whyer@btinternet.com
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:33:53 PDT
> seeds. But that idea flew out the window when I raised some pink Rhodophialas 
> from seed and set them out near the original R. bifida - their bloom periods 
> coincided and everybody set seed! I received these seeds from Osmani Balluosa, 
> but don't remember how they were labelled. The moral of the story: try, try 
> and try again - you may get something interesting! -Cynthia Mueller, Central 
> Texas.

The Z. drummondii is now fading so no doubt selfed, but I used some of its pollen on a Rhodophiala flower. If it swells I will know it has done something regardless of the presence or otherwise of any seed. The other way round I would have to wait 3 years or so to see if the Rhodophiala had any effect on the Zephyranthes. If I get another opportunity this year I will try maybe after emasculating the flower first before it opens.

Rhodophiala seed welcome if anyone has spares of known source.

Brian Whyer, UK 





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