Seedlings April 17
In November of 2007, I received plants of
N. minuta from David Curtright (one by way of Kit Knotts)
and began hybridizing with them right away. I used N.
'Lisa Jane' as the pollen donor, mainly because it was the only
pink tropical lily with variegated leaves that was blooming at
the time. The first crop of seeds was produced 30 days after
pollination. They were planted immediately and, within two weeks,
some seeds were beginning to germinate. The initial leaves on
these seedlings showed a variety of colors, some plain green,
others variegated, indicating that at least some of these seeds
were the result of cross-pollination.
By early July, only three plants had produced
floating leaves. Two of them are in photos below ... both in
a six inch pot. Together they have a spread of three feet (.9
meter), with leaves 4-5 inches (10-13 centimeters) across.