About the seeds I sent to the SX

Michael Mace michaelcmace@gmail.com
Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:47:21 PST
A quick note about some of the seeds I sent to the most recent SX:

Amaryllis 'Multiflora': These are seeds from second-generation plants bred
from hybrids I received from the late Les Hannibal. The parent flowers range
from pale to medium pink, with varying levels of yellow in the center. 

Crossyne flava: This plant bloomed for me for the first time this year. I've
read some comments online that this species is self-sterile, but mine set
seeds even though only this single bulb bloomed. Either the things I read
were wrong, or the bulb cross-pollinated with a nearby plant of Brunsvigia

Brunsvigia josephinae: The one that bloomed was growing next to Crossyne
flava, and bloomed at the same time. So there is some risk of a cross.

However, I think it's unlikely that these plants pollinated each other. I
tried several manual crosses between them, and none of those flowers set
seed. So I doubt they could have crossed on their own. Most likely the seeds
I sent in will be the pure species.

Have fun,

San Jose, CA

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