Trying for red flowers

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Trying for red flowers

Postby redcrx » Aug 15, 2016 10:16 am

Last season I got a "red" flowered hosta in - Dostoyevsky. It's more magenta or maybe dark red or maroon - hard to tell when you are red/green color blind.
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It flowered and I have been trying to use its pollen on some of my plants - I have never had success before. I didn't think it would work this time either because it's been so hot. But in my backyard under the trees there must be a cooler environment because I'm seeing pods forming.

clausa normalis has a couple,
Torch Light has a couple,
Koriyama has a bunch - I had 3 scapes to work with,
The Perfect Storm has a couple,
One Man's Treasure has a couple,

Dragon Warrior has none,
Curly Fries has none - lots of flowers on multiple scapes but no pods.
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Re: Trying for red flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 01, 2016 12:07 pm

Unnamed plant pods look like little cucumbers.
Koriyama pod 16 6005.jpg

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And The Perfect Storm pods have some color.
The Perfect Storm 16 pod 5999.jpg
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Reason: Wrong name for the plant - I thought it was Koriyama but instead it's an unnamed plant - I have been calling it "All Plain Green" - now I can call it "Cucumber Pods" (just a joke)
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Re: Trying for red flowers

Postby Carol O » Sep 01, 2016 12:43 pm

I've been growing some 'red flower' seedlings and so far have only gotten purple or slightly reddish flowers, although the flower markings have been very red flower like. I hope you have great success.
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