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Christopher Waldrop (WALDROP@library.vanderbilt.edu)
Fri, 10 Feb 1995 15:02:06 -0600 (CST)

Tom and Krissy,

Although it may not be safe to send you my pings for another week or
so, I've noticed that both are going to bloom a second time (very
strange--I didn't know P. caerulea was so free-flowering) within
about a month's time (based on the amount of time it took the
previous flowers to develop from buds at the center of the plant) so
hopefully there will be another opportunity. I've considered trying
to do the pollination myself, but the pistils (pollen bearing parts,
right?) are harder to get at than they were on D. capillaris (which
turned out to be self-pollinating anyway). Also, the procedure as
described in Schnell's book was a bit difficult to follow, but I'm
going to give it a shot all the same; if it doesn't work, I'll send
them on to you. By the way, how well does this species do from
leaf-cuttings? Thanks. --CW