Reported Hybrids of Vallota and Hippeastrum
I have recently been successful in flowering plants of Hippeastrum x Vallota. They are exceedingly useful and like a miniature scarlet Hippeastrum, the Vallota parent being more pronounced in the habit of growth. The flowers of these hybrids have not shown much variation in colour, the most remarkable being some of pure white. H. J. Chapman.
Hybrid Vallota and Hippeastrum.—Mr. H. J. CHAPMAN showed a plant which was raised from seed produced from Vallota purpurea crossed with pollen from a purple-flowered Hippeastrum. The foliage was only just beginning to develop, and was stated to be very similar to the Vallota in appearance. The flowers were large and white with a rather broad greenish median vein. About 200 seedlings of this cross had been raised, all of similar habit, and all but three bore scarlet flowers; the plant shown and two others, however, had white flowers. Mr. CHAPMAN promised to show the plant again when in full foliage. The reverse cross did not result in the production of any seed.
N. C. Cookson, Esq., Oakwood, Wylam-on-Tyne, sent Hippe-Vallota Oakwoodiense album. A very pretty flower raised from white-flowered Hippeastrum x Vallota purpurea. The colour of the flower is pure white, with a shade of green down the midrib of each petal.