DogsNDaylilies said:Becky - that's great information, thank you!! Any thoughts on what to do on the white seeds that are trying to pop out before they're ready?
admmad said:There are a very few (rare) cultivars that always produce only white seeds. Those white seeds are presumably mature and caused by a genetic mutation that prevents those specific cultivars from making the normal black pigment. 'Moonlight Orchid' is one of the cultivars that has been described as producing white seeds.
DogsNDaylilies said:The 4-part seedpod from the middle picture, however, is on my "Fear Not" and it only had a few blooms this year (it only had a single scape) and not one of them was a poly.
DogsNDaylilies said:Maurice, thank you for sharing all of the great information! That's helpful to know about the multi-part stigma. That might be why I ended up with a four-part seedpod, but I honestly don't remember there being a multi-part stigma on the Fear Not. Maybe I just didn't see it?
DogsNDaylilies said:Where did you get this information from, if I may? This could be really useful information to include in the ATP database!
DogsNDaylilies said:I don't know if this is the same thing or not, but I know of one hybridizer who told me her pod parent wasn't any good because it kept producing grey seeds--is it possible that those seeds were viable, but just improperly pigmented?
DogsNDaylilies said:Or are grey seeds always a sign of infertility?
DogsNDaylilies said:I will try to capture the white seeds if they fall out. If they fall out while still white, I'll do a pinch test to see if they might be viable. Since they are on my Olallie Red (and not a lighter-colored cultivar), I have to imagine that the plant can make the appropriate pigmentation, but we'll see. :)
beckygardener said:Maurice - How interesting!!!! I had never heard of that before about the white seed possibilities! Fascinating information. Thank you for sharing that with us. I learn something new every day!
gargoyl52 said:I have seed pods on my forestlake ragamuffin that have that odd color on the top. The rest are normal looking.