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Re: Hybridizing

I'm the wrong one to ask about rules.  That would involve keeping records,

Bill Meyer wrote:

> HI Chick,
>         I tried using plantagenia pollen a few times, but could't get
> anything set. Not much else bloomed at that time and I thought I was wasting
> the few flowers that I had. I've used 'Fragrant Bouquet' a lot and 'Fragrant
> Blue' seedlings for fragrance, and I have yet to get any flowers even as big
> as 'Fragrant Bouquet'. I asked Tony Avent about that and he said he made a
> lot of crosses with plantagenia pollen and didn't get anything with flowers
> near the size of plantagenia.
>          Regarding the discussion on variegation, do your experiences fit
> with the rules I put in the last post, or have you seen something different?
> If we can agree on basic rules, maybe Joe Halinar can give us an idea of
> what we're looking at. His background in plant breeding and genetics could
> give us all some interesting insights into what we see.
> ........Bill Meyer
> > Has anyone been able to use plantaginea to get those huge white flowers
> > on a plant that doesn't look like plantaginea.  The next biggist I can
> > think of is the Fragrant Bouquet group.  Why can't we get that flower
> > size and shape to show up on anything else?
> >
> > Chick
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