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RE: new flower scapes are there!

When propagating by the bud cutting technique the flower bud Ben is talking
about is treated just like the other dormant buds. Each dormant bud and the
dormant flower scape are divided from one another, each piece gets some of
the main rhizome and some root mass, and each piece is planted about 1/2
inch deep. The dormant flower scape is almost always larger than the dormant
buds. Each will form a new plant the following spring. This is most easily
done on a single division plant.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com
[mailto:owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of zonneveld
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2000 5:05 AM
To: zonneveld@RULBIM.Leidenuniv.nl
Cc: hosta-open@mallorn.com
Subject: Re: new flower scapes are there!

As I cannot imaging that nobody finds this interesting I sending it

Last year I reported finding a flowerscape in a bud of Elegans in
december. I just did cut up a bud of elegans after first removing the
leaves+ petioles from the bud  I did take a non flowering/podbearing
shoot. First here was besides the main thick  3cm long bud a
small 1cm bud Cutting in half the fat bud I found the flowerstalk
meristem already developing! It has a size of 2 x 1 mm  ( you need
a microscope to see it!) It  was surrounded by thin greenish-white
leaves The bud scales made up 90 % of the bud so everything is
very well protected.  If the scapes are already there you can next
spring fertilize every day, but only those scapes allready formed
this summer will develop into flowers next year!
Yet I suppose only a few of the scapes get a full development next
year  , but by transplanting or cutting up you might induce flowers
in shoots were the young scape has not started to develop yet.
Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Clusius lab pobox 9505
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
Fax: 31-71-5274999
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