Hibiscus forum: Pollinating hibiscus

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Aug 12, 2014 3:11 PM CST
If a hibiscus pollinated itself but hours later I rubbed different pollen from another plant will it still hybridize,
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 13, 2014 5:16 AM CST
It depends if the pollen you put on the pads 'take' or not. Here is what I do when I want to create a true hybrid - essentially the same technique with any flower. The night before a bud will open I cut open the bud and clip off all the anthers using cuticle scissors then bag the bud so no other pollen can get to it. The next morning I hand pollinate using the pollen I want to cross with then bag it again to make sure no other pollen can get to it and tag it. 24 hours later I remove the bag and keep my fingers crossed.
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