Hybridizing anemones?

twroszSeptember 6, 2005

Was wondering if I could cross Japanese anemones with the spring/summer blooming anemone sylvestris? If so, any special method for freezing the pollen of the Japanese hybrids? Thanks!

Terry

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admmad

They both have the same chromosome number [2n=16] (although there are references to a tetraploid version of sylvestris 2n=32); a hybrid between the two may not have fertility problems due to mispairing (at least not due to chromosome number differences).

If you have successfully frozen pollen from other species I would suggest using the same method. If not you could try collecting pollen on a q-tip, making certain it is dry and freezing the q-tip in a container. Whatever method you use you could test it in the autumn by collecting some pollen, freezing it for a few days and trying it with crosses on the japanese anemones.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2005 at 11:46AM
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twrosz

Thank you for your comments, I shall go ahead and collect the pollen and see what later comes of things!

Terry

    Bookmark   September 13, 2005 at 10:12PM
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charlie-ia

did you have any luck yet?

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 4:01PM
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twrosz

Charlie-ia, I had up and forgotten to attempt to do so ... though, might reconsider it. Rather, I've been focusing on the hybridization of very cold hardy roses.

Terry

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 6:18PM
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charlie-ia

thanks for replying. I guess i'll have no excuse for not giving it a go myself then.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 5:32PM
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