Daylilies forum: Canadian Border Patrol

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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Aug 22, 2013 2:48 PM CST
I bought this a few years ago, probably 6 to 8 years now and it is growing well and has an abundance of scapes BUT I have tried and tried and tried to cross it with other daylilies that I know are fertile and it NEVER takes. Neither pod nor pollen!
It was labeled as Canadian Border Patrol and as far as I can tell It looks exactly like others I've seen and are pictured here on the database. Can anybody tell me why I can't get it to breed? It had one pod on it once but the scape dried up before the pod was ripe. It's in full sun and gets fertilized every spring, as I said it's growing and multiplying well. Over the years I've tried crossing it in all kinds of weather from cool to extremely hot and nothing. What's the problem?? Confused
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Aug 23, 2013 5:16 AM CST
Some are just very difficult. I have a few tets this year that I have had for over 5 years and they just now are starting to set pods for me.
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Alron2
Aug 23, 2013 4:53 PM CST
I believe something must be wrong with your plant since I find 73 varieties where CBP was one of the parents. I wonder if you have a plant that was cloned. What do you think?

Ron
Sterrett, Al
Name: Tina
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chalyse
Aug 24, 2013 1:21 AM CST
Have you tried crossing it with itself, and with a dip? If it is fertile it will likely produce pods with itself.... and if it was mismarked (a CBP "look alike") it could be a dip, or even tet-CBP that has reverted to its dip state. I have a couple "dips" that turned out to be tet conversions, and I wasn't sure until I did a self-cross and then used it on the "wrong" ploid partners ... so, stuff can happen.

Also, your pic shows that it is getting some nice watering in the morning, but that can make the pollen unsuitable, in case you have auto-sprinklers getting to it before you do. Hope you find out and it gets some pods! Group hug

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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Aug 24, 2013 4:19 AM CST
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give selfing and dips a try next year. I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was cloned but a lot of mine are and they are still fertile. This particular photo was taken in 2012 after a rain because the light conditions were excellent and I liked the effects of the water droplets. I don't try pollinating on rainy days.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Aug 25, 2013 5:55 AM CST
Welcome! Alron2! Are you the Alron on the LA?
Bearsearch, good luck with CB. From what I have read in the past CB does well all over.
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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Aug 25, 2013 6:24 PM CST
Hazelcrestmikeb said: Bearsearch, good luck with CB. From what I have read in the past CB does well all over.


I know that's why I don't understand why mine is so reluctant to breed. In the Database it's listed with 73 registered offspring, think of how many unregistered offspring there would be too. Maybe I'll try moving it to a different spot and see what it does.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Aug 26, 2013 10:59 AM CST
Startle set one pod for me this year. It is very stubborn too and I have had it for a number of years.
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