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'Twisted Mint Julep'


'Twisted Mint Julep'

I ran across an interesting tip on how to pollenate daylilies with very long and droopy pistils. It takes a long time for pollen to travel down to the ovaries, so the pistil should be lightly tied into an erect position and that lets gravity help.



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I am going to put into favourites, for that bit of info, least I should forget, not that I breed Daylilies,except as an experiment.

30 Jul, 2016

 

I am trying this method using Vertigo as the pollen parent. None of my really big spiders have set seed, so I am hoping this works.

30 Jul, 2016

 

So this is hear say at the moment? Will be interesting to see if it works!

30 Jul, 2016

 

It came from the AHS Daylily Journal. I should have a result very soon as any attempts to use Twisted Mint Julep have never been successful, so it will remain tied up for at least 2 days.

30 Jul, 2016

 

Interesting info.

30 Jul, 2016

 

I was going to do it again, today, but there was a brief rain very early that washed away the pollen. I'm hoping yesterday try took.

31 Jul, 2016



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