In a message dated 6/1/2007 12:48:35 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
<<the only one to bloom from 2005
As to plicata, I like the red on yellow. That was the color
pattern I'd expected with the 1812 cross. I'd hoped that Lemon Reflection
carried enough plicata genes to produce plicata seedlings. Not a one in
140+. With the purple on cream, there are just so many of them. It's
hard to tell them apart. I like the near blue on stark white . . . with
blue or red beards! The more narrow the band the better.
To be honest, I'm not thrilled with the pattern of 2014-1. When I saw
it was (finally) open, my first thought was . . . Oh, no! Another
purple! I was hoping for a wider variant on the bi-tone and I
don't like the fall stripes. However, as I stood looking at it, I saw that
it does have characteristics I like, if they hold up. Great substance with
acceptable form. Posted the picture because I thought others might like
the stripes and the June (almost) bloom from a cross that would have bloomed in
late April or early May. Considering the blooms I got earlier in the
garden? It's not bad.
Since the 1812 cross was such fun to share with the group (archives-fall
2004), I thought I'd share the first of their children. The pollen
parent was a tall, well branched, banded bi-color seedling containing Edith
Wolford, Silverado, Latin Lady, & Theme Master. Pod parent contains
Lemon Reflection, Innocent Star, Earl of Essex & Hot Streak. Just
playing around to see what I'd get. Almost didn't plant it. Those
are the ones that often surprise.
I have a couple that are stalking up from the Cantina X Tara's Choice
cross! It won't be the only one just the first. It's such a crazy
season. We're into a drought and I've not watered anything so
these may look better in future years. I hope.
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