Wow, Tom! Seems when it worked it worked really well. I counted about 27 seedlings in that container. That's a lot of purple tinted pigment involved if the link is the pollen parent used. But I can't tell where how Honky Tonk Blues fits in here. Is that a separate seedling batch using the aphylla hybrid?
--- In email@example.com, thomas silvers <tesilvers@...> wrote:
> The outdoor seeds are starting to germinate and I thought I'd post this batch that I'm especially excited to see.
> 'American Sweetheart' hasn't been the easiest of pod-setters for me just like Donald Eaves had warned, but I managed to convince it last year by using pollen from an aphylla hybrid seedling. And even better... that seedling was the one I'd posted last May because it had nicely pigmented stems.
> So... I'm hoping that at least one of these newly germinating babies will combine the strongly purple based foliage (of both 'Honky Tonk Blues' and 'American Sweetheart') with the purplish-black stems of that aphylla 'Balascuta' hybrid.