Latest topics
» Watering Baby Seedlings
by The Lazy Rosarian Today at 15:59

by The Lazy Rosarian Today at 06:18

» Rose seeds
by The Lazy Rosarian 28th May 2017, 13:15

» Heel in for 2-3 months or direct plant now - Murray Bridge
by The Lazy Rosarian 28th May 2017, 07:54

» Hybrid Tea seeds
by The Lazy Rosarian 22nd May 2017, 19:11

» info on rose
by neptune 19th May 2017, 00:00

» List of ALL Australian bred roses on HMF
by martino 16th May 2017, 21:22

» Newbie Question - Blue Moon Rose planted in Pot
by Guest 15th May 2017, 13:51

Pollen Request... 'Violette'

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Pollen Request... 'Violette'

Post by Admin on 26th July 2009, 13:10

Hi All,

My little 'Violette' plants probably won't flower for me this year as they are newly struck cuttings about 20cm long. I'm keen to try 'Violette' with 'Ebb Tide' when 'Ebb Tide' starts flowering. Would someone mind collecting some 'Violette' pollen when their one starts flowering to send down to me?

Here's what you should do if you think you can help:

Snip off flowers (about 5-6 if that's ok) that are just about to open.
Remove the petals and snip off the anthers onto a small piece of paper.
Let the anthers dehisce. This means the anthers will burst releasing the pollen onto the paper.
Let it sit in a warm dry place out of direct sunlight for a day.
Fold the piece of paper around it and seal it shut with sticky-tape.
Pop it in an envelope to post.

I was using plastic bags but have changed this as I have been told it can cause the pollen to sweat and spoil before arriving.

If anyone can help with this I'd love to hear from you.


Number of posts : 3739
Location : Mudgee
Registration date : 2008-02-08

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum