Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Too good to be true?

Here are some photos of the very rare and desirable Lilium philadelphicum x Lilium catesbaei flowering for the first time in my collection.  I obtained this hybrid from a friend who made the cross using L. philadelphicum as the female parent and L. catesbaei as the pollen donor.  Now I'm going to backcross this plant the Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum forma immaculata.  That should provide for some fabulous segregates among the progeny that will allow for continuation of the breeding lines in a new direction.  Exciting stuff. I took these photos with a couple different settings, but don't think I captured the true color with either.  What can I say, the sun never really came out yesterday and it's hard to take great photos in the dark.

1 comment:

  1. Love the form here, and the latter images start to show the vibrancy of the color. How long is it from seed to flowing plant, and will you be sowing seed in perlite or on agar?