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Hybridizer Ida St. Helens (1874-1969)

Independence, Kansas, USA


Intermediate Bearded: 'Debutante'.

Tall Bearded: 'Altar Candles', 'Bea St. Helens', 'Blue Empress', 'Blue Enchantress', 'Dee St. Helens', 'Golden Triumph', 'Lady In Green', 'Singing The Blues', 'Snow Capped', 'Spring Smiles', 'Sweet Cocoa', 'Wine Amethyst'.

SETTING SEED—Use a variety for pollenizer with strong, viable pollen on kinds making good pods; the heavy pollen-bearing father will give better sets by crossing onto kinds that set seed easily. Also, if one that sets seed with difficulty is desired for the pod parent, strong pollen from distinctly male varieties will increase the chances of getting a "strike." Lacking experience with the kinds you wish to cross, you can often tell by their information: one with hardly any swelling beneath the flower is usually dominantly male and will set seed only with difficulty if at all, while one with pronounced, swelling is as a rule more female; it will usually set seed readily, though it may or may not have pollen.—Mrs. R. J. St. Helens, Independence, Kans. AIS Bulletin 116(January 1950):54.

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r5 - 30 Dec 2018, davepote
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