I'm excited a bit. After this nasty weather and poor growing season, resulting in slow bloom development, I finally got my first seedling this season to open.
I placed a photograph of last years seedling #9 from the same cross (Oretta's Shadow X Romantic Evening) on the right of this year's maiden bloom of seedling #4 from that same cross.
The coloration is similar, but the #4 seedling from this season is certainly darker and more of a purple bitone with red tipped yellow beards. Even in different lighting situations, the #4 is definitely darker overall in it's coloration.
#5 was a purple self, which had it's maiden bloom in '06.
#8 seedling has yet to open, but will bloom in about a week.
thanks for looking! Hope you enjoy this seedling as much as I do.
zone 4b Northeastern Minnesota
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