Calochortus hybrid

Jane McGary via pbs
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 21:54:03 PDT
I'd guess that one of the parents is Calochortus splendens, but the 
orange central zone is very unusual. C. splendens seeds freely in my 
bulb house.

Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA

On 6/6/2020 8:12 PM, Mary Sue Ittner via pbs wrote:
> Although it has been a fabulous year for most of my bulbs, this has 
> not been true of my Calochortus. The ones I grow have been slowly 
> dwindling, but the ones that are left usually do better in a wet year. 
> The only ones to flower so far have been Calochortus uniflorus, 
> Calochortus catalinae, and Calochortus vestae. That is until today 
> when the attached showed up. I remembered once before having a 
> Calochortus that didn't look like any others I grow so looked through 
> my photos and found it flowered in 2011, but not since. I'll attach it 
> too for comparison. Calochortus fans, what do we think could be its 
> parentage? Kipp, Bob Werra, Mike Mace? Others?
> It's a much smaller flower than Calochortus vestae that is flowering 
> close to it in my large wooden bed labeled "Mariposa hybrids" which is 
> what Jim Robinett used to call ones he sold that were open pollinated.
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