Lima x Pink Diamond & aulicum

dondelduxDecember 23, 2013

Hi,

Maybe it's a bit to soon to be certain but it appears that I have a Lima x Pink Diamond (of all things!!) and a Lima x aulicum (Telos). I think the combination of Lima x Pink Diamond might produce some awesome flowers don't you think? I have another 4 Lima flowers about to bloom so I think I will try one more Pink Diamond just to be sure and If I end up with both of them I will have plenty to give away.

Curiously, I have been putting both Telos's and Komoriya's aulicum on both Chico and Lima and nothing took on a well rooted Chico this time and only the Telos aulicm took on the Lima. Stay tuned.....Donna

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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Pink Limas sound delicious!!
;-)
K

    Bookmark   December 23, 2013 at 4:27PM
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dondeldux

Those pink Limas are getting closer!!

and Lima x aulicum (Telos) seems to be doing fine also!

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 4:36PM
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amaryllisfred(6b Cambridge MA)

Hi Donna,

I'm so excited for you!! I agree, they both sound like a wonderful cross in the making. If you happen to have a spare seed or two, I would very much like to grow your progeny on and add it to my nut house.

Warm Regards,
Fred

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 6:43PM
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dondeldux

It would be my pleasure to send you some seeds!!

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 7:58PM
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mariava7

Good luck and may your dreams come true Donna. :-)

I likewise have several seepod that I am closely watching here. Wishing us all a great 2014 full of blessings!!!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 12:26AM
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amaryllisfred(6b Cambridge MA)

Hi Donna,

Thank you very much!!! I wish you and your family a Healthy and Happy New Year!!!

Warm Regards,
Fred

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 7:33PM
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dondeldux

Coming along nicely and I did a second cross of these two on the second scape plus Exotic Star and Exotica but it is way too early to tell if they have taken.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2014 at 9:04AM
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dondeldux

Well, my seedpods opened finally! The Lima x Pink Diamond only gave a few seeds. I am soaking them now but they still haven't germinated. My Lima x aulicum opened yesterday and I have about 25 to 30 good seeds. Some of the fully formed seed don't have any palpable embryo in them so I may have about 5 less. I will start the soaking process for these tomorrow.

On my second scape of Lima I have another x Pink Diamond and this pod is much smaller and more fragile looking than the first so I wouldn't be surprised if I only ended up with about 5 seeds at best. The other pod Lima x Exotica aborted.

Donna

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 11:21AM
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mariava7

Wohooo! Go Pink Limas!

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 11:46AM
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dragonstone

Woohoo! Good luck! :D

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 3:25PM
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lenanen

Best of luck Donna! Great combos, both!

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 3:34PM
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macroclemys

Donna,
I hope some express the fall-blooming habit of aulicum. What a nice way that would be to extend your hippie season.
Bill

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 9:50PM
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jessiann63

I can't wait to see the flowers from these. it sounds like you got some winners on the way!

Louana

    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 7:58PM
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dondeldux

Thanks Everyone but I'm getting a little worried as the Lima x Pink Diamond still haven't germinated! I know it hasn't been all that long and I must have patience but I really had high hopes for this cross.

I just put the Lima x aulicum in water today...

Donna

This post was edited by dondeldux on Wed, Jan 22, 14 at 21:46

    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 9:01PM
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dondeldux

Well, the good news is the Lima x aulicum have already started to sprout while the Lima x Pink Diamond haven't done a thing not even one! I think it was a bad cross after all.

Donna

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 9:34PM
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dragonstone

You could always put them in a pot of dirt in case one of them is still viable and just needs a bit more time?

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 11:27PM
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