Seeds of Haemanthus hybrid

J.E. Shields
Mon, 16 Dec 2002 16:56:10 PST
I am harvesting the ripe berried from my cross in September of Haemanthus 
albiflos X Haemanthus humilis hirsutus.  There are more seeds being 
produced than I need for my own use, so I am offering the extras for 
sale.  Please consult my Seed sales web pages at URL =…

I have no idea what the seedlings will turn out to be like!  Both parents 
are of small to modest stature, the flowers are white paintbrush type.  The 
leaves of the albiflos I am using are mostly smooth and hairless, while the 
hirsutus leaves are oval and hairy.  The primary hybrids between two 
species in many genera are simply averages between the traits of the two 
species used.  On the other hand, there is an outside chance of hybrid 
vigor producing some sort of giant Haemanthus (I don't really expect that!)

Jim Shields

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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