Author Topic: M. x sarsonsii  (Read 32 times)

IanScott

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M. x sarsonsii
« on: August 06, 2019, 07:28:41 AM »
Folks may remember that last year I was taking pollen from M. integrifolia ssp souliei to try and fertile M. 'Lingholm'. The results were inconclusive as the unusual hot weather resulted in most of my plants producing little or no seed by open pollination - the same happening with the hand pollination experiment.

However, at the same time I hand pollinated M. baileyi with M. integrifolia ssp souliei in order to recreate M. x sarsonsii. This cross was successful and the fertile seed was sown in April of this year. About 60 seedlings were raised from the seed and 75% have grown to a size that could be planted out into the open garden.

In my experience all of the seed from the various seed exchanges purporting to be both M. x sarsonsii and M. x beamishii produce virtually identical plants, and all had leaves suggesting a M. grandis parentage. I am pleased to report that my current crop all have leaves similar to M. baileyi.


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Re: M. x sarsonsii
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 07:29:50 AM »

Peter Kohn

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Re: M. x sarsonsii
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 10:14:01 PM »
Well done, Ian. Can't wait to see the flowers.

 

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