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Re: Hemeracallis are blooming!!

Postby Clyde212 » Jul 16, 2012 10:59 pm

DonnaZn2SK wrote:Joanna,
My Bill Norris is has a problem opening up fully? Did yours ever do that?




I find the ones that do that need more sun and heat. The southern bred DL's tend to do that the most. You might find moving it helps. Mine only fully opens around noon.
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Re: Hemeracallis are blooming!!

Postby CdnChelsea » Jul 17, 2012 6:02 am


Have you ever tried to cross-pollinate a daylily? Out of curiosity, I did.

I took a male part (stamen) of an orange ditch lily and pollinated the female part (stigma) of a yellow lily. Here is the result:

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Re: Hemeracallis are blooming!!

Postby Big Smile » Jul 17, 2012 7:40 am

Chelsea , you developed a very pretty Lily. Congratulations!!
I have never tried to cross-polinate Lilies but have a friend that does that with her lilies.
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Re: Hemeracallis are blooming!!

Postby CdnChelsea » Jul 17, 2012 8:02 am


Thank you, Big Smile. : )

After writing about cross-pollination, I'm thinking of cross-pollinating another lily that doesn't have a very pretty colour. It's a faded mauve colour so I think I am going to cross it with a vibrant red lily. Hopefully, next year it will become a vibrant dark purple colour.

This is the one I am going to change:
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This is the red one:
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Should be interesting to see what happens!





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Re: Hemeracallis are blooming!!

Postby Big Smile » Jul 17, 2012 8:32 am

That will be interesting and exciting to see what you get. Do you expect to get a bloom next year already? I have 2 Daylilys that I grew from seed but it took 3 yrs to get a bloom.
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Re: Hemeracallis are blooming!!

Postby CdnChelsea » Jul 17, 2012 9:06 am

Big Smile wrote:That will be interesting and exciting to see what you get. Do you expect to get a bloom next year already? I have 2 Daylilys that I grew from seed but it took 3 yrs to get a bloom.
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The lily I plan on pollinating is already in the ground blooming that awful pale mauve colour. After I pollinate it, next year it will morph into a brand new lily colour.
All I am going to do is snip off the male part of the red lily, bring the male part ( stamen ) over to the mauve lily and gently touch it to the female part of the mauve lily to pollinate it.
That is what I did to get the new yellow/orange lily.

^^you guys cringing yet? ^^
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Re: Hemeracallis are blooming!!

Postby Big Smile » Jul 17, 2012 11:10 am

CdnChelsea wrote:
Big Smile wrote:That will be interesting and exciting to see what you get. Do you expect to get a bloom next year already? I have 2 Daylilys that I grew from seed but it took 3 yrs to get a bloom.
Clara


The lily I plan on pollinating is already in the ground blooming that awful pale mauve colour. After I pollinate it, next year it will morph into a brand new lily colour.
All I am going to do is snip off the male part of the red lily, bring the male part ( stamen ) over to the mauve lily and gently touch it to the female part of the mauve lily to pollinate it.
That is what I did to get the new yellow/orange lily.

^^you guys cringing yet? ^^

I have heard all about polinating Lilies from speakers that we had at our Hort. meeting but just haven't bothered to try it ...or better yet ...haven't taken the time.

What I meant was ,how long does it take for your new Polinated Lily to bloom?
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Re: Hemeracallis are blooming!!

Postby CdnChelsea » Jul 17, 2012 11:45 am


It will bloom next year.

About a 1/2 hour ago, I pollinated the pale mauve lily with the stamen of the red lily. I touched the stigma with the pollen from the stamen.

Next year the same pale mauve lily plant will produce flowers that will be a cross between the pale mauve lily and the red one.

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I have never grown a lily from seed. Lots of patience required to do that!

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Re: Hemeracallis are blooming!!

Postby Big Smile » Jul 17, 2012 12:08 pm

CdnChelsea wrote:
It will bloom next year.

About a 1/2 hour ago, I pollinated the pale mauve lily with the stamen of the red lily. I touched the stigma with the pollen from the stamen.

Next year the same pale mauve lily plant will produce flowers that will be a cross between the pale mauve lily and the red one.

OK, what you are doing is different than what the speakers taught us. They do the same as you do with the pollen but then let it go to seed , then plant the seed from the Lily that you cross-polinated . You will then have a new Lily but still have your original Lily. Yes you do need patience to grow them from seed.
I have grown "Tree Peonies" from seed and that takes 4 yrs to get a flower.
Have fun in the Garden!!

I have never grown a lily from seed. Lots of patience required to do that!

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Re: Hemeracallis are blooming!!

Postby CdnChelsea » Jul 17, 2012 12:50 pm


I'm so happy we understand each other now. :lol:
Sometimes I have a hard time getting people to understand what I am saying. :oops:

Give it a try, Big Smile. If you have some lilies you don't like the colour of, try cross-pollinating this way. Next year, I guarantee a nice surprise will await you in the garden.
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