Do selfed crosses bloom true?

Do selfed crosses bloom true?

Postby IslandCarl » November 1st, 2015, 6:20 am

I want to start adding Kohleria's to my collection and I keep seeing selfed seed (cultivar crossed with itself) with Kohleria can I expect plants grown from this seed to look like it's parent? I know usually this doesn't work... confused:
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Re: Do selfed crosses bloom true?

Postby Gabi_Munich » November 3rd, 2015, 3:06 am

Hi Carl,
I do not know about kohleria's habits - but for African violets and streptocarpus I know that they do not stay true when self-pollinated. They very easily tend towards mutations. I am afraid it will be the same for kohleria. But I am not an expert - it is just my opinion.

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Re: Do selfed crosses bloom true?

Postby illustrator » January 15th, 2017, 8:19 pm

cultivars are generally hybrids which do not come true from seed.

The original wild species should come true from seed, with some very small variation between plants.
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