My first batch of Hippeastrum seeds have ripened! Actually it’s the second batch but the pods from my H. ‘Red Pearl’ x H. ‘Gilmar’ (I can never remember the correct way to list a cross but Red Pearl was the pollen parent) aborted about 3 weeks after fertilization. I think it was because I forgot to water it… Anyways, I never expected them to have winged seeds like this, I don’t know why but I was expecting round seeds more like daylilies.
These are from H. ‘Gilmar’ x H. ‘Red Pearl’. I’m not horrifically excited about the prospects of the off spring but who knows, something fun may result. I’m really hoping for one that has the red of Red Lion with the green throat from Gilmar. I’m gonna sow these some time next week and then I guess we’ll find out in 3-5 years what sort of results I get!