> The seedlings in this bunch were mostly in
range except for M9405-2, it bloomed as an
SDB and pretty much stayed
that way. On occasion it
blooms taller than the 15" class restriction.
Sterling: Interesting...I've noticed variation in size with
this type of cross, but never something that stayed a SDB...usually tall,
>It seems that non horned seedlings when used
as parents don't
often produce horned things. Do you
find this to be true?
...I've read that to be true with rebloom. But have found exception to
the rule. The crosses I've made have had the horned clone to as
the parent. I think that I was following something that stated this
thought process to be true. I do know that when using a median as a parent,
it's best to use the median as the Pod parent. You are more likely to
get unreduced gametes to become seeds that way. Less likely the other
way...so putting pollen onto your light blue seedling was the best
>Wow, I like your SA seedling. Is it an SDB?
Thanks...It is a median (Triffid x Chanted). It was a very
interesting cross...I learned a lot from it. I had 50 seeds from the
cross, had 45 germinate and planted them all.( Usually select out the
smaller or odd formed seedlings )I logged only six to have horns and of
those six, only three were worth keeping....Of those three only one was
pink, but it was the more narrow of the three.
>bet it would give you some really interesting things.
would like to see that. I am sure you would get a
few SA SDBs from
I've only gotten two plants to bloom size from this so far. Usually
the growth is so small and slow that I don't want to even see the results, I
can just tell...some have only one fan after two years of growth....This
year I had a great year for germination on this seedling. It is not
always fertile, some years not at all. I'll give it another
shot...this time the pollen parent is a SDB and is very wide. It also
has Chanted in its history.
I will include a photo of a sib to the pink
seedling. Next the photo of one of the seedlings to bloom from pink
seedling. The second generation seedling is pink also, but has four
petals on a semi regular basis, also the branching is very tight. The
second photo of the pink second generation seedling shows four petals
in the flower on the left back stem. I let it pass this year
as it is really not behaving...I could have tried to pursue
this because it was fertile, but had! better fish to
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