Ada's Flower Rooting in Water
My Maguire's Ada's Flower was a very small bulb and I had to cut the 6" stalk off since it kept tipping over. It's been blooming in water since the beginning. Before I cut it I removed the pollen for possible future use and it wasn't until much later that I even noticed that I had inadvertantly pollinated all four flowers which resulted in 4 forming seedpods. So, I removed one pod,which was all I could bring myself to remove since they all looked viable. One seedpod looks really good and I know you experts out there have done this successfully before..so I'm hoping for a few seeds!! Now I can't accurately remember if I removed the pollen before or after I cut it, does anyone know if you can actually pollinate a flower after it has been cut? If so, then what an excellent way to use pollen from a virused bulb so as not to contaminate a healthy bulb!
I tried the same think with Tammy Tucker but the seedpods whithered at about the size of a pea..
Take a look..
and Ada's flower blooming in water again..
Thanks for looking,