I find Paul Black's work with small-flowered TBs to
be most interesting. I suppose most TB growers prefer the larger-flowered
TBs. However, for those of us who are backyard gardeners and don't have a
lot of space, these smaller-flowered TBs allow us to tuck these plants into
little nooks and crannies or to put them in the front of rows where they can
show off. Another reason I like his small-flowered TBs is because of their
I. aphylla parentage, which makes them hardier for colder-winter zones.
Below is a photo of Paul's DOLCE which, even in a cloudy-day photo shows up
well. And below that is a photo of a 1/4 arilbred seedling of mine from
King Solomon's Mines X Dolce. It surprised me that Dolce would allow a
good signal to appear in a seedling, but I used Dolce as the pollen parent in
hopes that the pod parent AB would be dominant and allow a signal to come
through. That worked.
King Solomon's Mines X Dolce seedling: