tp cross pollination

daveinohio_2007(5)May 10, 2008

Today was my first attempt to cross-pollinate tree peonies.

Pollen was applied to the very center of bloom, but the calyx is folded into a point, apparently preventing the pollen from reaching the stigma.

Does the calyx eventually open, allowing pollen to enter?

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maifleur01

The calyx is most fertile when it is moist. If you watch the plant you will start seeing it glisen. Some tp's will actually have a dew like drop form. The moisture assists the pollen to move downward.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 9:23PM
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daveinohio_2007(5)

thanks maifleur.
rose pistils get wet when most receptive.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 9:30PM
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