pollinating lilies

Nicholas plummer nickplummer@gmail.com
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:11:58 PDT
Thanks, Michael and Rimmer.  I'll try both of your suggestions.  I'll
pollinate at different times of day, and I may cut the stigma of one of the
flowers to see if that makes a difference.

Nick

On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 3:28 PM, Rimmer deVries <rdevries@comcast.net>
wrote:

> With many lilies you can cut the stigma and apply pollen to the cut end if
> the tip is dry.
> Note, this practice is usually done in wide crosses when the pollen parent
> has a short stigma and the pod parent (flower being pollinated) has a long
> stigma. The reason given is the pollen from a short stigma lily may not
> grow pollen tubes long enough down the stigma of a lily with a long stigma.
>
> Rimmer
>
> > On Aug 10, 2018, at 2:02 PM, Michael McCaffery
> >
> > I would suggest trying to very gently pollinate the same flower a few
> times
> > times to maximize differences in environment and receptivity.
> > Be gentle though, as you do not want to disturb previously germinated
> > pollen grains.  Apologies for the vagueness, but it's been a while.
> >
> > Mike
> > Gainesville, FL
>
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