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    Hello,

    Does anybody have any general or specific tips on hybridizing Drosera they could share with me?
    I have questions, maybe stupid questions....

    1.) Can tropical Drosera be crossed with temperate Drosera, i.e. D. capensis X D. rotundifolia?
    2.) Can tuberous or pygmy Drosera be crossed with other types of Drosera, or eachother?
    3.) Has any one ever grown or heard of a D. binata type being crossed with a rosetted sundew,
    and if so, what did the offspring look like?


    Thats all I can think of for the moment!

    Thanks!

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    1) Yes, anglica "California(temperate) x Hawaii(tropical)", but capensis x rotundiflora wouldn't work
    2)tuberous and pygmies cannot cross. Pygmies can cross with other pygmies(erickoniae x pulchella, 'Lake Badgerup', 'Carburup' etc.) Sometimes this occurs in the wild. I have heard that tuberous droserae can cross, but rarely produces viable seeds. The seedlings are often weak, and die within a short period of time.
    3) I do not think so as I have never heard of a binata x other sp.

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    Does anyone here have any tips on how to hybridize them?
    I am planning on trying to cross D. capensis and D. aliciae, is there anything I should be aware of when trying to crosspolinate them?

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    Red face

    Tip for hybridization. Make sure you mark the flowers you pollinate with a marker that WON"T FALL OFF!!!


    AAARRRRRRRRHHHHHHGGGGGGG!!!!!

    I was so psyched when I found a D. spatulata and D. capensis "albino" flower open at the same time....rubbed 'em together....marked 'em....AND THE MARKS FELL OFF!

    (cursing like a sailor)
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    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

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