B. hemanthoides

Ken via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:50:45 PDT
 Jude, Jim, Arthur, et al,
One of my Boophone haemanthoides is in full bloom now, and another 3 bulbs currently pushing buds.  IMO, they tend to be self-infertile.  However. you can stimulate seed set with the pollen of B.disticha (or possibly certain other Amaryllids.)  I did so in 2017, 18 & 19, and also on a friends plant back in 2013.   Here's a shot of the one B.haemanthoides currently in bloom.  I've again  been brushing the heck out of it with pollen from B.disticha.  My other 3 buds rising (and perhaps 2 more) should bloom concurrently and will be cross-pollinated.  I have 9 of 10 original plants, grown from 2007 Silverhill seed … 5 bulbs bloomed last year, so I am hoping for more in 2020..
Ken Blackford

    On Thursday, June 25, 2020 ...
It sounds like a beautiful plant. Do you have a picture of it you might
share with us?
Best, Jude...
On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 ... Jim Foster wrote ...> Hi Arthur,
> Do you know if it is self-fertile?? I have a large B. disticha
> inflorescence in my front y...

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