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Thread: How to stop cross polination

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    Sounds like hand pollination and bagging the flowers is the best bet. I grow my plants outside and the insects will visit all of them if they are not stopped somehow.

    It won't look pretty but at least my S. alabamensis and the others will be pure.

    Glenn

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    Phil Sheridan told me about a method he uses: he utilizes a mesh sleeve from Home Depot that is tied at both ends. He may have details on his site but it is a synthetic mesh sold in the piping department used to keep silt out of drainage pipes. Previously it was only available in large (100 ft?) rolls but I noticed this year that they now sell it in 10 ft pieces for a few bucks.

    Phil does all types of unique crosses and feels it's the best (allows ventilation, keeps bugs out, etc).

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    Thanks Ron! I will check out Phils site.

    Glenn

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    Bagging a flower is in the National Collection thread, pinned at the top. Not hard, but requires patience.
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    Take another look at the National Collection thread Bugweed referred to. I offered another suggestion that saves time.

    Dominic

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