Well, with all the craptacular weather we've been having, and it being dark when I get home from work, I missed the fact that my spectabilis x ventricosa (or is it the other way around?) was sending up a spike.
At any rate, I caught it just as the first bud (of about three or four - first time on this plant) was openning. I had some pollen from my x 'Judith Finn', so I figured I use that. Did the first bud pollination today. Wonder what I'll get out of this, if anything.