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Re: The "Geranium Records"

  • Subject: Re: The "Geranium Records"
  • From: maria guzman mirror@3RIVERS.NET
  • Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 10:39:38 -0600

Speaking of cactus-flowered, does anyone know anything about the parentage
of Deerwood Wishing Star , a white-flowered miniature stellar (yes I could
ask Faye Brawner, but...) or Urchin, a miniature formosum (Miller) with
dark red flowers?


>In 1950, we began neglecting our miscellaneous assortment of hortorums
>and concentrated on crossing certain of them with our "poinsettias" then
>on hand, with the object of getting new colors of petals and new
>variations of foliage - especially five-petaled "stars."  We were
>fascinated by Miller's Silver Star and followed his work in obtaining
>same by crossing Mertes White with Pink Poinsettia pollen.  From that
>cross Miller got his Silver Star which he named, propagated, and put >on
>the market.
>PS  I have "Morning Star" and it is exquisite.

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