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Re: The Tiara Story

As I understand it Touchstone came out of a lab TC'ing Golden Tiara. It
looks like a larger Diamond Tiara but in my experience is a much better
Tim over the pond
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glen Williams" <gw1944@vermontel.net>
To: <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Sent: 26 February 2002 14:39
Subject: The Tiara Story

> I am continuing to work on my collection of these plants. I am trying to
> learn something about genetics through direct observation. My question is
> this: are there any new ones to add to my list? I asked the same question
> two years ago.
>                                    The Fecund Tiara Story
>   The mother of the  Tiara series is  H. 'Golden Tiara' which came from
> Savory in 1977. It originally sold at $50.00 plus.  The parentage is
> as  being a H. nakaiana hybrid.
>   Then the odyssey began.
> H. 'Golden Tiara' begat the sport named H. 'Golden Scepter'.
> more slowly than the parent. H. 'Golden Tiara' begat H. 'Diamond
> Tiara'...1985.  H. 'Golden Scepter'  begat H. 'Platinum Tiara'...1985.  H.
> 'Golden Scepter begat again and produced  H. 'Emerald Tiara'....1988. Not
> to be outdone  H. 'Golden Tiara'  begat an all green sport named H.
> 'Emerald Tiara'. Unsated , H. 'Golden Tiara'  begat  H. 'Royal Tiara' .
> ...1988. An exhausted H. 'Golden Scepter' produced a weak H. 'Diamond
> Tiara' (1988) which  was a runt and no longer grown.  Following the
> biblical injunction H. 'Golden Tiara'  went forth  again and begat  H.
> 'Emerald  Scepter' , which is a cousin to 'H.'Emerald Tiara', but not the
> same...marriage is out of question. The sluttish H. 'Golden Tiara'  did it
> again and produced  H. 'Grand Tiara' . ...1991.  H. 'Grand Tiara'  pickled
> up the baton and has now  given us 'Amber Tiara', 'Crystal Tiara', 'Gilded
> Tiara', 'Grand Prize', 'Heavenly Tiara', and 'Topaz Tiara'.
>    There is a 'Lime Tiara' out there too, along with a 'Streaked Tiara'.
> There are also a number of  privately named  sports of different members
> the clan.
>     My master plan is to eventually put all of these incestuous clan
> members in one bed and reread the works of  William Faulkner. Any news of
> the new would be greatly appreciated. If any of you have nameless sports
> and are willing to trade...please let me know....or at least that more
> progeny exist.
> In 1870 Ernst Haeckel, a German biologist, coined the word " okologie",
> which became oECOlogy before the "o" was dropped. Its literal meaning is
> the "study of houses," but in this case it may be more fitting to say,
> study of our house,' meaning the planet earth.
> Glen Williams
> 20 Dewey St.
> Springfield , Vermont
> 05156
> Tel: 802-885-2839
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