Thanks to Sophie Cusson for the inspiration, and numerous youtube videos for the background of this post–Collecting Seeds Part II.
About 4 years ago I read about hybridizing your own daylilies, which sounded like something I should try. I was only reading about it at the time, and couldn’t quite figure out how this was going to happen, but I persisted, and ended up with lots of seeds that year. Stored them in the fridge until the following spring, and these are the progeny of that year and the next years’ efforts.
I carefully wrote out the names of the parents–“red spidery flower with plain yellow flower”, since I didn’t know the names of anything I owned. Or didn’t own, as in “red spidery flower with purple flower in front of bank”. And then of course neglected to save the labels with the seeds…
Now for some totally forgettable ones that I’ll pull out and give away–or throw away (unlike with the genetics of children, if I don’t like how the genes mixed up, I can just discard the resulting plant.)
So that’s my seed collection post for today. Do you want to try for yourself? Pretty easy to do, and the joy of seeing something no one but God has ever seen before is VERY NEAT!
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silly question but how do you hybridize two different seeds?
Ah, for that you have to watch the linked video. You don’t hybridize the seed, you hybridize the plants, getting hybrid seeds. Take the pollen (on the anther) from one daylily and apply it to the pistil of another daylily.