Hippeastrum Species Cross

maida_gw(9a)April 9, 2014

This is the first bloom on my Hipp. neopardinum x psittacinum cross. The bulb came from Telos Rare Bulbs last year and far exceeds my expectations. Now what to cross on it?
Maida

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stampstudio

Thats a beauty but they are sold out now on it.
Bill Kemp
PS any extra pollen??

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 12:48PM
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dondeldux

Maida,

I am so jealous!! I bought one of those last year too from Telos and recently mine lost all its roots so I pulled it up, hopefully in time to save it and did my best to clean it off but it hasn't set any new roots yet. My bulb has shrunken a bit but is still hard and I don't detect any rot. You obviously did something right that I didn't do!! I am dismayed that I couldn't grow this bulb properly as it came to me with nice roots as I'm sure yours did.
Looks like you've got plenty of pollen so you can have some fun with it and good luck picking a suitable partner!

Donna

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 1:23PM
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maida_gw(9a)

I am thinking mostly white and yellow blooms for crossing with it. I don't want to lose the pattern and coloration of the plant.
Maida

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 4:01PM
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jessiann63

Wow what a beauty. I'm sure anything you cross it with will be stunning.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 6:59PM
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blancawing

Hi Maida,

Have you considered green flowers like 'Lemon Trumpet' (originally known as 'Nr. 0089', registered as Concordia and trademarked as Luxor), 'Jade Serpent,' or cybister 'Evergreen'?

Best,

Blanca

This post was edited by blancawing on Thu, Apr 10, 14 at 6:23

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 11:40PM
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maida_gw(9a)

Yes Blanca,
I have Evergreen and Green Dragon blooming today and will cross on both of them.
Maida

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 8:50AM
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dondeldux

Maida,

Do you know if these are just seedlings and each one will bloom differently or was there a selected seedling that was further propagated? I do hope mine looks like yours, the green star is brilliant!

I noticed that there was no picture of this cross on her website at the time but there was a picture of the reginea x neopardinum.

Donna

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 11:34AM
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maida_gw(9a)

Donna,
As far as I know they are seedlings and there could be differences in the bloom. She has a picture of the cross on her web site and if you blow it up, it does look a lot like mine. Good luck with yours. Remember my offer still stands.
Maida

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 1:38PM
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