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Name: Alicia A
Las Vegas, Nevada (Zone 5a)
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Brightstar3
Nov 6, 2019 8:05 PM CST
I am wondering if a dormant daylily can pollinate a semi evergreen daylily, as long as they are both diploids or Tetraploids? I am just getting started in breeding daylilies, and wonder if they can be cross pollinated. If they can, would their seeds produce sterile daylilies?
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
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RobinSeeds
Nov 6, 2019 11:16 PM CST
Yes, a dormant daylily can pollinate an evergreen daylily and the seeds will not be sterile as long as tetraploids are crossed with tetraploids and diploids are crossed with diploids.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Nov 7, 2019 8:04 AM CST
Alicia in addition to Robin's comments, I am not sure if you are aware that some plants are sterile. Always check before you buy.
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Name: Terry
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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mystlw
Nov 7, 2019 8:58 PM CST
Not to detour this thread, but is that a common thing? Sterile daylilies?

I've seen daylilies that were pod-sterile, or pollen-sterile, but other than, for example, ditch lilies, are there that many that are completely sterile?

I'm not a hybridizer, so this is new to me. I'm interested to know. Confused
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