Breeding

Contains information and advice about hybridizing as well as photos of seedlings.

Chinese Sacred Lily highly fertile offspring

February 16, 2019
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I produced the first ever batch of Single Chinese Sacred Lily seeds about 10 years ago using pollen from various true tazettas. Many excellent big vigorous polyploid plants resulted, including…

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Optimum temperature for pollination

February 12, 2019
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Dear All, Having never had any success with early pollination, last year my crosses were all blown away by the Beast from the East! So this year I have two…

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Another bulbocodium hybrid.

December 31, 2018
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Lawrence Trevanian made ‘Gold Step’ a cross of ‘Alfriston, 2Y-R, by N. bulbocodium. This cross is fertile. I think Lawrence once told be that he had doubled the number of…

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Ultra rapid seedlings in flower

December 26, 2018
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At the Sacramento Convention in 2017, Steve Hampson had a lovely pot filled with the bulbocodium ‘Julia Jane’ in full bloom. Also at the convention were a few cut flowers…

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Green bulbocodiums

December 10, 2018
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Two seedlings from the cross N. romieuxii x 7G-G seedling are now open and these look promising. The few from this cross that flowered earlier were white, but these two…

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Something New

November 22, 2018
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This is the first flower from a new cross now in bloom. A cream colored N. romieuxii was crossed with pollen from a 7G-G seedling. Normally the 7G-G flowers in…

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