Sorry Rhizomatus, been a while since I checked this thread out. There's definitely intergeneric hybrids involving L. catesbaei out there, but so far, I'm not so sure the hybrids are better looking than the species. Time will tell, these are now readily available in cultivation, unlike a few years ago where nobody anywhere could get them. Before, only one or two people had access to breeding material, but now pretty much everyone can get them.
Okay, some interesting updates regarding seeds to these plants. I think Lily seeds in general are notorious for having a very short shelf life aka they remain viable for 1-2 years. I recently tried germinating some genetically diverse 5 year old L. catesbaei seeds. Preservation-wise, it might be more logical to store population genetics in seed form rather than to maintain plants. However, I suspect if you plant these in a bog that always maintains the right moisture content (ie. doesn't get too wet for long periods of time) perhaps that's the way to go. Yes, the pine lily can live for a dang long time and isn't just a biennial, but just like venus fly traps, they seem to need relatively frequent transplanting to survive long term. Just for comparison, I have some Sarracenia that I haven't transplanted in 10 years, and they're still hanging in there...well, hanging out of the pot!
Anyways, when I sowed these seeds, I expected some germination within about 2 weeks, as this has been my experience with fresh catesbaei seeds. 2 weeks went by, and maybe 5 or 6 showed signs of growth...dang! Maybe these seeds were no longer any good. I left them there and forgot about them.
a month and a half later, I was shocked to see that almost every seed had sprouted! there were a few blanks and duds, but practically every seed that looked like there was some "meat" to it sprouted! Take home message is, old L. catesbaei seeds take much longer to sprout. Here they are growing strong! They were sown 11/11/18.
In case you want to see what dormant L. catesbaei looks like around here. Whether or not it has leaves, or what type of leaves it has during the dormancy period varies depending on a lot of factors. Pics taken 3/11/19:
Just got a bunch of new genotypes from my homie, who tissue cultured them!
Had the one I got from you open yesterday here; weirds me out a bit how they grow looking practically leafless compared to the other lilies that I've (so far) grown, but that flower is worth the anxiety...
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sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5