A couple of crosses without parentage

haxuan(Vietnam)February 25, 2012

Here they are:

I would appreciate if you could suggest any traces of parents of these blooms.

Xuan

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sun_worshiper(FL 9b)

I don't know what they are - but I love that first one! Very pretty.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2012 at 6:43PM
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dragonstone

Huh.. What are those two things sticking out of the first flower?

    Bookmark   February 25, 2012 at 7:13PM
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haxuan(Vietnam)

Dragonstone: I have the same question, I don't know what those two things are. Could they be some sort of "deformed" petals/stigmas/????

Perhaps some amaryllis experts could step in and tell us what they are.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 5:36AM
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dondeldux

If I could just take a guess, I would say that there are some double genes in the flower that tried to express themselves and just couldn't quite make it. Since all a double does is take the stamens and turn them into petals which is why you very often see partial stamens and or filiments fused to the extra petals...How's that for a guess...?
They are both very pretty, and I would ask if the blush peach one has bloomed before and did it do the same thing? If it has not bloomed before then the next time you may see more partial extra petals trying to form a double.

Donna

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 6:30AM
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npublici(Zephyrhills,Fl)

I think Dancing queen is a strong possibility as one of the parents of all of them.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 8:04AM
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dragonstone

If all the flowers on this bulb does that, and it keeps doing that yearly, you might have to name it "Unicorn" or something. ;)

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 1:44PM
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haxuan(Vietnam)

Thanks, Donna. I think what you've said above could be true. This morning, I looked again I found the "stranger" tried to open into some petals. Here's a photo.

I don't remember if this clump of bulbs bloom before, I will check my photo record.

npublici: could be. Elizabeth made many crosses with DQ as well as Charisma.

Dragonstone: I've found another bloom on this clump has something similar, too.

Here's a photo of the whole pot.

The size of the bulbs in this clump is small.

Xuan

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 9:24PM
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joshy46013

It's almost impossible to figure out parentage unless they're primary species crosses that have obvious characteristics of both plants but I think 'Dancing Queen' sounds and looks possible.

The flower seems to be unstable, how many flowers have bloomed like that, just two?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 10:54PM
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npublici(Zephyrhills,Fl)

What you are seeing is weak semi doubleness.If you have semi doubles or doubles from another breeding line,you could cross them to obtain a strong double. This would usually occur in the F2 generation,that is the seedlings resulting from that cross,crossed with each other, or selfed and the resulting seedlings being the hope for doubleness. That doubleness could occur in the F1 generation of crossing those semi doubles but is less likely.
Del

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 6:59PM
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