Papilio crosses in bloom

houstonpat(9a)April 12, 2011

These are photos of plants that resulted from crosses I did in the spring of 04.

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joshy46013

Pat, these are beautiful!

The first cross looks a lot like my H. papilio x H. reticulatum, by any chance, is that your cross too?

Do you know the parentage of all of these?

Josh

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 5:32PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Pat, great job! I especially love the 5th bloom (in front of all that green grass). Lovely flowers!

Carol

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:19PM
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dondeldux

I can't pick a favorite..they're all so beautiful..

Donna

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 8:57PM
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haweha

Thank you for showing!
I like the one with these inclined flowers in intense red very much, too. If I did not know better, as that you created it by pollinating "Red Lion" with H.papilio (my memory is very clear, on THIS occasion), then I would rather be inclined to take it for a hybrid with "Reggae" *g*! Do you know the parentage of the others?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 3:52AM
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ajsblu_eyes(9)

Pat your pictures are absolutely fantastic! :) I must get a hold of more blooming papilio!

How is your patch/group of papilio doing is it still thriving? How about the one Papilio you mounted?

Sorry to bombard you with questions but I know your papilio must be doing well to get so many wonderful crosses with them.

AJ

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 7:00AM
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haweha

The SECOND one with the multiple funnel (trumpet) shaped florets, should be worth to be subjected to "commercial production" - How many flowers per umbel???

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 8:26AM
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houstonpat(9a)

Thanks y'all
The 1st and 4th is Lemon Lime on Pap
2nd and Last are H. johnsonii on Pap
3rd I'm not sure
5th Hans Your quote is correct, but my statement on parentage is not. I must correct the parentage on that cross to H. papilio on H. aulicum. It remains my favorite thus far. Though not especially floriforus I consider the color, markings and presentation special. This winter I will move this plant and offsets into a deep sphagnum basket as both its parents grow well for me epiphytically. And, I tend to kill some with too much water.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 5:58PM
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jackie_o(zone 5/6)

Wow, all so different and all beautiful! How exciting!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 8:42PM
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brigarif Khan

Lovely, 5th is what I would love to have.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 1:53AM
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houstonpat(9a)

Arif, Can you receive bulbs in Pakistan?

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 2:04PM
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ltran54(9)

Pat, these are so pretty. I am now starting out to collect some colors. I just found out a site on internet with %30 off but you don't get your bulbs until middle of October.
But your cross are beautiful......
Marie

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 6:40PM
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houstonpat(9a)

Thanks Marie. Middle of Oct. is good for blooming at Christmas. ... Are they from So. Africa?

    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 5:47PM
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bluebonsai101(6a PA)

Pat, the red with green throat form is a real winner from my perspective....well done :o) Dan

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 10:08AM
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joshy46013

My favorite is the 4th picture, I really like that one ;)

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 11:46AM
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dondeldux

As I look at them again, I think I like Betty Jack the best, but they're all just lovely..but I love the colors and the form of Betty Jack..a friend of yours??

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 2:57PM
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houstonpat(9a)

Again, many thanks y'all.

Hey Donna.. Betty Jack is my late mother who got me started in growing gardens.

Like others, I am interested in recording hybrids. One though I had was: listing by detail discription and photos to the IBS website Gallery. Any thoughts??

    Bookmark   April 25, 2011 at 3:35PM
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