This seedling is 9709-2C. It was from a cross where all the
seedlings bloomed in the first year except for this one . Many
hybridizers have said that if something doesn't bloom the first year they take
it out to make room for new seedlings...Nothing really great came out of the
cross in about the forty or so seedlings that bloomed. I was tempted to
toss the one that didn't bloom, but my curiosity got the better of me.
Despite the fact that my garden in VERY small, I kept it and I'm glad I
did. Not only do I like the color combination, but I love the colors of
the beard AND it actually sent up three rebloom stalks this year!
(Something it has not done up till now.) It is great with growth and
sends up lots of blooms. It is 14'' tall and blooms early to mid in the
SDB season. It has one branch and three buds per stalk. I would
not call it a rebloomer, Yet anyway....but it has me wondering....
I used it in a cross the first year it bloomed and got some of the most
unusual seedlings for color that I've gotten yet. (I didn't say they
were worth keeping, just unusual) But I did keep some and I have my eye
on them. The origonal cross was (Chanted x Fairy Lore) and my goal
is to work for a reblooming pink plicata with a blue beard. 'Fairy Lore'
would rebloom for me on occasion and it seems it has passed a little of that
I made LOTS of crosses based on the success of that first cross and hope
to have many new things to show for it this spring.....Hope you like