Lilies forum: Crosses by Leftwood

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Name: Rick R.
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grapus said: I was only surprised about the colour, had a hope for other clolour.

Orange is a dominant color in lilies. The same phenomenon happened when I crossed the yellow L. leichtlinii and (orange) L. maculatum. And the resulting flowers were even a darker orange than the L. maculatum!

That is the one thing about crossing species: since the original gene pools are relatively homogenous, it takes two or three generations to see good variations.

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