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Cyrtanthus breviflorus start flowering here

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You are welcome, Amy (got a copy of a nice magazine recently  ;) )
I'm looking forward to seeing yours! I've been fascinated by Clivias ever since my grandma lived. She had an enormous 100 year old plant in a huge pot!
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Here is my Clivia seedling in full bloom for the very first time!! The seed came from a large plant that Matt Mattus gave to me when I worked as propagation & greenhouse manager for a large nursery & garden center a few years back. I collected the seeds and every one germinated. I gave lots of plants away and kept 4. This is the only one so far to flower, that I know of. Matt said it was an 'interspecific cross', but as you can see it is very much like the common C. miniata. But still very special to me!  ;D

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

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AmyO wrote:

Here is my Clivia seedling in full bloom for the very first time!! The seed came from a large plant that Matt Mattus gave to me when I worked as propagation & greenhouse manager for a large nursery & garden center a few years back. I collected the seeds and every one germinated. I gave lots of plants away and kept 4. This is the only one so far to flower, that I know of. Matt said it was an 'interspecific cross', but as you can see it is very much like the common C. miniata. But still very special to me!  ;D

Amy, Congratulation with the first flowers on your Clivia. Very nice and of course it is special! If it is an interspecific hybrid you should self it - then you can get some interesting results.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Hoy wrote:

AmyO wrote:

Here is my Clivia seedling in full bloom for the very first time!! The seed came from a large plant that Matt Mattus gave to me when I worked as propagation & greenhouse manager for a large nursery & garden center a few years back. I collected the seeds and every one germinated. I gave lots of plants away and kept 4. This is the only one so far to flower, that I know of. Matt said it was an 'interspecific cross', but as you can see it is very much like the common C. miniata. But still very special to me!  ;D

Amy, Congratulation with the first flowers on your Clivia. Very nice and of course it is special! If it is an interspecific hybrid you should self it - then you can get some interesting results.

Trond...does 'selfing' simply mean to cross-pollinate the flowers back and forth with each other? I've never been clear on that. :P

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

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Yes. Use pollen from the same plant. It doesn't matter whether you use the same or another flower. If your plant is an intergeneric hybrid (F1) then miniata seems to be dominant. In that case all member of the F1 generatin would be similar and probably show some heterosis-effect (extra vigour). But if you manage to get seeds by selfing you should get recombination on traits in the F2 generation. Then you have to grow and select new types  ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Most of the Clivias in cultivation today are inter-specific crosses, that is crosses of various strains of Clivia miniata.

Here are two pictures of my yellow Clivs. The seeds came from South Africa through the Clivia Store. They came loose in a plain envelope. I was surprised that they came through the mail like that, but it worked. All but one seed grew and of the ones that have flowered so far, two have been lovely yellows. The one that has just bloomed is also strongly fragrant. Another seedling seems to be staying miniature in size.

The book 'Clivias' by Harold Koopowitz is the last word on clivs and well worth getting.

Now, anybody want about 47 miscellaneous orange Clivias????

Gardening on a wooded rocky ridge in the Ottawa Valley, Canada. Cold winters (-30C) and hot, humid summers. Nuts about native plants, ferns, pottery, my family, and Border Collies.

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Lis wrote:

Most of the Clivias in cultivation today are inter-specific crosses, that is crosses of various strains of Clivia miniata.

Here are two pictures of my yellow Clivs. The seeds came from South Africa through the Clivia Store. They came loose in a plain envelope. I was surprised that they came through the mail like that, but it worked. All but one seed grew and of the ones that have flowered so far, two have been lovely yellows. The one that has just bloomed is also strongly fragrant. Another seedling seems to be staying miniature in size.

The book 'Clivias' by Harold Koopowitz is the last word on clivs and well worth getting.

Now, anybody want about 47 miscellaneous orange Clivias????

I do fine with one ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Flowers are all pollinated..now it's the waiting game!  :rolleyes:
thanks for your tips Trond!

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

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The yellows are nice :) I know plants have sold for plenty, if not as much as snowdrops! How long did they take from flowers?
My mom has a mass of orange ones from a plant I got her years ago, but they are too big for my house- I can fit many small plants in that space!

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Mine took three years from seed to bloom, but the plants are still small. They'll be full size in another year or two.

I saw some seeds for 'pastel mix' Clivias advertised just now for $65 per seed. And I'm tempted! I must be nuts......

Gardening on a wooded rocky ridge in the Ottawa Valley, Canada. Cold winters (-30C) and hot, humid summers. Nuts about native plants, ferns, pottery, my family, and Border Collies.

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