Haemanthus seed harvest

James SHIELDS jshields46074@gmail.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:47:24 PDT
Michael, I have had Haemanthus humilis humilis, H. montanus, and H. carneus
blooming together on my deck every summer for years.  I have never seen any
evidence that montanus would cross with these.  However, since a plant of
"carneus" I got as a seed from Doug Westfall of Long Beach, California, now
appears to be a hybrid, I am much more leary of the "genetic purity" of all
the humilis humilis seeds my plant generate every summer.

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On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 4:29 PM Michael Homick <michaelhomick@gmail.com>

> >
> >
> > <http://lists.pacificbulbsociety.net/cgi-bin/…>I have
> > started to harvest some Haemanthus seed. I had Haemanthus carneus,
> > Haemanthus montanus and  Haemanthus humilis subsp. humilis ‘Giant form'.
> I
> > crossed the 'Giant form on the montanus  and carneus as well as the
> reverse
> > crosses. I also had two extra  Haemanthus humilis subsp. humilis ‘Giant’
> > flowers that I selfed. I have an image of the seed posted at this link:
> > http://gpbotanicals.com/wp/wp-content/…
> I removed pollen from the 'Giant form and the montanus prior to flowering
> but the carneus anthers were very small and deeply embedded in with the
> pistils of the flowers to adequately and safely remove.
> All the best Michael
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James Shields             jshields46074@gmail.com
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