Ada's Flower Rooting in Water

dondelduxSeptember 29, 2011

Hi Everyone,

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 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,


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I incorrectly titled the above roots, just seedpods...Donna

    Bookmark   September 29, 2011 at 4:20PM
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I've had luck maturing seed pods just lying on the window sill! Just make sure you keep the water clean and I'm sure you'll be rewarded with seed!


    Bookmark   September 29, 2011 at 8:09PM
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Just make sure you put it in LIGHT, the brighter the better. There isn't very much for the pods to photosynthesize from so they need all they can get.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2011 at 12:06AM
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