Hybrid Clivia - Knowledgebase Question

San Diego, CA
Question by SVEJK1
April 10, 1999
Please give me any information you have regarding Clivia solomone hybrid.

Answer from NGA
April 10, 1999


The Clivia hybrid you mention is a yellow flowering Clivia, from a seed strain that is the result of 3 generations of crossing yellow flowering plants. This has resulted in a pure strain of yellow hybrids. The initial parent plants for the seed strain were acquired from several different sources.The first yellow clivia came from the Santa Barbara nursery of Dave Conway. Mr. Conway had been collecting and hybridizing yellow clivia since the early 1970's and had selected and named many beautiful forms. Another source of parent stock came from Dr. Glynne Couvillion who had an incredible collection of yellow clivia in his private garden in Montecito. The breeding process also included 2 of Joe Solomone's hybrids.The flowers were hand pollinated using pollen from selected yellow flowering plants. The second generation of plants, which flowered 3-4 years after they germinated, were about 60% yellow. The
subsequent genrations have been 99.9 yellow. Hope this supplies the information you're looking for!

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