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Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Apr 20, 2016 1:31 PM CST
I crossed an Amaryllis Picote (the mother) with an Amaryllis Naranja (father). Does anyone have any idea of what color the offspring will be? I figure this will take 3 years for the offspring, so just wondering what I might look forward to.





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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 20, 2016 1:33 PM CST
There's really no way to predict, I don't think. They could look like one or the other, or any of the parents of those two plants.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 20, 2016 3:45 PM CST
And the results will vary depending upon which is the pollinator and the recipient. It would be good if each plant had two flowers. Its recommended that you remove the pollen sacks from the recipient before they open so it doesn't come into contact with the stigma and accidentally pollinate itself.
Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Apr 21, 2016 6:44 AM CST
The orange was the pollinator and the white one was the recipient. I did remove the anthers from the white one, the recipient. I guess I should have also pollinated the orange one with the white one at the same time, so I could see the difference in the offspring both ways. And I only grew Amaryllis from seed one time. Seems to me they took a while to sprout -- does anyone know how long? I put them in soil, not floating in water.
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
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Apr 21, 2016 7:46 AM CST
Hi cwhitt. The result will be in great variation. It can be intermediate of the parents but it can also express the color and shape that hidden from ressesive genes. My guess they will come in pink orangey with some stripe 😀

I have cross some amaryllis. Yes it took about 3 years to flower. Make your self busy with another cross each season. And suddenly you will find the seedling from ancient crosses that you almost forget will bloom. It so much fun to find them blooming for the first time. Have a good luck to get really nice ones 😊
Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Apr 21, 2016 8:04 AM CST
An orange/white striped (or edged) flower is what I hope for most.But I don't know enough about genetics to know if that was possible. I planted most of the seeds. Gave about 1/3 of them to a friend to also plant. Still have a few more left in the fridge, just in case the first ones don't sprout. I figured if I plant most of the seeds, would hopefully get at least one flower that looks great. And one more thing -- I am new here - how in the world do I place those little icons i see on the bottom of the page into my post? I copy and paste them, and have tried dragging them, but all I get is the image location, not the actual little icon -- I would like to post that little "Thank You" icon.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 21, 2016 8:29 AM CST
You just click on them, and they appear wherever in your post the cursor is sitting. Big Grin
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Name: Christie
43016 (Zone 6b)
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cwhitt
Apr 21, 2016 8:35 AM CST
Thank you! Thank You! Hurray!
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DaisyI
Apr 21, 2016 10:17 AM CST
You did it! Hurray! Hurray!

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