Sunday, March 6, 2011

Amaryllis parade

Half of my seedlings from Ann has now showed off their beautiful face. So far, this season, I have 8 new crosses blooming for me. To my best guessing, they are crosses made from Charisma, Exotica, Bolero back in 2007. They have shown very interesting traces of their parentage.

From possibly Charisma as one of the parents, I have this bloom. Notice the picotee edge and tiny dots on the blooms.

This one, however, clearly shows traces of Exotica and Charisma. What present here are the visible veins, a characteristic of Exotica and the dots of Charisma.

In the same direction, from Exotica and an unknown parent, I have these.

And maybe from Boleto, I have this, with the trace of a pink on the petals.

Cindee hint that one of the parents for this bloom could be Pink Diamond.

A part from those visible traces of parentage, I have these two reds.

Out of these blooming amaryllis, I have also made a few crosses. It's so much fun to make all these cross-pollinations.


Larry said...

How very exciting to have your hybrids blooming... they are very lovely! Larry

Stephanie said...

They are so pretty and stand tall in those little pots :-D Now I am wondering what will your next colours like from this batch of flowers. Happy cross pollinating them!

Hà Xuân said...

Thanks, Larry and Stephanie.
Me, too, I'm looking forward to seeing the new crosses bloom in... 3 years time, hopefully!