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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
Feb 26, 2014 6:18 PM CST
Today, while poking around my seeded pots I saw a very surprising thing! A seedling from a cross which was a shot in the dark.

Last summer I had made a few interesting crosses and
I got two really fat seed pods from lionheart x Eros and also Chengdu x Patricia's pride(OAxA). Both pods had turned up with a bunch of really chaffy seeds. I saved them anyway and through reading about you guys sowing OT seeds and reading an Art Evans article in which he states "always plant chaff" I decided to give them a go anyway. I loaded two 4 inch pots with 25-40 seeds from each pod. What I found very surprisingly was a seedling from Chengdu x P's pride! I am very suprised and excited. We'll see if any more pop up but for now I'm ecstatic.

Side note: Through some research I found out that Eros is probably at triploid so it's pollen would likely be sterile. For that reason I'm not optimistic about the other pod.

Edit: Anthony, I also have some Aussie hairpins on the radar!
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Feb 26, 2014 7:03 PM CST
Really Cool, Joe!

How long did it take to come up?
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
Feb 26, 2014 7:13 PM CST
Planted on 2/1 and it came up today! My garage has been on the cooler side though with lows of 55 degrees and a high of 68 degrees during that time. 64 today. Now he's under the lights!
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Feb 27, 2014 3:26 AM CST
How exciting! Hurray!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Mar 2, 2014 3:02 AM CST
Glad to hear the hairpin alert , Joe. I've tried in vain, to cross 'Nettys Pride', Landini, Blackbird- all the darks.. Just hits a wall Thumbs down
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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Joebass
Mar 2, 2014 6:29 AM CST
Anthony, I did not cross Netty's pride. It was Patricia's Pride, also know as Purple Reign I believe. When you say you've hit a wall with the dark ones, do you mean that you couldn't get them to cross or there wasn't much variation in the seedlings?
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
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gwhizz
Mar 3, 2014 3:03 AM CST
Some were fertile , but minimal seedlings.. but those were earlier days!
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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Joebass
Mar 8, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Well I am up to three seedlings of this interspecific cross! With the weather warming slightly hopefully it will jump start some more, as well as my other seedlings. A very interesting experiment so far though for sure.

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