AngloAmerican Hybrid seeds created!
During February & March this year I received several little plastic bags of pollen from several Hippeastrums from sgardener in the USA. I used the pollen to fertilize several plants that were open the day the pollen arrived. As the pollen arrived over a couple weeks I was able to fertilize different plants so as to try & see if it was viable or the plants compatible. At first the experiment seemed to be a success as several plants had seedpods that had begun to develop but unfortunately after a few weeks they all dried up & I had to remove them. :-((
ONE plant (White with Red Veining) did however go on to produce one seedpod at full term! This was pollen that sgardener sent me from her H.Sydney. None of the other flowers on the same stem “took” or maybe I only fertilized the one, I don’t remember. Anyway AngloAmerican Hybrid seeds were created! :-)) See photo.
I have put them in a small pot with a closed lid so as to keep them fresh. They are now in the darkest & coolest place in our flat, a walk-in cupboard in the entrance hallway. I also have a lot more seeds from the other self fertilized Amaryllis but these are kept separate from the AngloAmerican Hybrid seeds. There is no way I would end up mixing them. I’m very keen to see what will turn out from these seeds but we will have to be patient as they need to grow on during the next four years before they flower for the first time!
If anybody would like some seed you need only ask! Obviously I have only a few AngloAmerican hybrid seeds but I have a lot more seeds from unknown crosses.5 thumbs up!Posted about 1 year ago
If anyone is interested I have some seeds of this cross available – only they are very limited. I have lots of seeds of self-fertilized Amaryllis still.
1 thumbs up!Posted about 1 year ago
I have given away or grown all the seeds that originated from the only seed pod to form on this plant. I posted elsewhere that the seeds for this cross were no longer available. Nevertheless I still have lots of seeds of self-fertilized Amaryllis still if anyone is interested.
The seeds that I kept & sowed for myself have now germinated about 20 days after sowing! I did sow them in a heated propagator but it was turned off for a week as my wife & I went to Spain for a few days to visit our family over there.
Today I decided to take the cover off the propagator. I turned off the heat earlier in the day as I don’t believe they need it any more & it doesn’t look like any more are going to germinate which is why I’d left it on for a few more days after they had started to germinate. Today was also probably the hottest day so far this month & tomorrow it is forecast to continue & maybe all weekend as well. Therefore the seedlings shouldn’t suffer form lack of heat.
The photo is one I took this evening. I took the seedtray out of the propagator & into the balcony so there would be better light to take a photo.
0 thumbs up!Posted about 1 year ago
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Also known as Amaryllis (which is botanically incorrect) Hippeastrum cultivars are popular plants producing large spectacular colourful flowers on top of a long green stem. They grow from huge bulbs and are commonly sold as winter/Christmas flowering plants. They can be very long lived, if looked after properly, and produce their spectacular blooms in profusion.
For more information about Hippeastrums, check out the Wikipedia Page here
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