Flowers, Crosses and Offspring

Dale wants to cross the red flowered penstemon with a penstemon that has a stronger stem. He hopes to obtain offspring with a desired combination of traits from both penstemon parents.



What should Dale know in order to plan his plant breeding strategy?

To review this concept go to Flowering Principles Lesson: Flower Structure and Controlled Crosses.

Looks Good! Correct: The penstemon parents need to be flowering at the same time, so the breeder needs to know if and what kind of operations will be needed to control crosses in the flower.