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tp cross pollination

Posted by daveinohio_2007 z5 (My Page) on
Sat, May 10, 08 at 12:12

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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RE: tp cross pollination

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.

RE: tp cross pollination

thanks maifleur.
rose pistils get wet when most receptive.

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