Mary Lou, I have described (in the garden) the
color of P 1-9 as "cranberry with copper tones in haft, base of standards and in
the style arms. I had given thought to naming it "Cranberry
One of the Lotus Land X P 1-9 seedlings has an
astonshing color of light lilac-orchid standards with a narrow rose border of
lace, full red violet falls (as in several of the sibs), vivid blue beard.
There's only one problem--the form is absolutely awful. I'm hoping that is
a temporary condition. Sometimes second year plants look a lot
different. I may even make the cross again just to see if I can get a
better version of this one. The colors are beautiful, the flower quite
different from anything else I've seen.
About MIAH JANE, I don't know how to answer.
It is wide, full, ruffled very nicely, tough, strong substance and lovely
stalk. It's one you just have to see to appreciate. Yes, there are a
LOT of very good blues. This is one among many--but one I especially
I'd like to see what it a SEA POWER would do,
crossed. The only thing wrong with that is that the ancestry is pure
Schreiner, and considering the number of thousands of seedlings they--and
Keppel--grow, if I want anything different I need to go far outside their
breeding genetic pool (which they do also from time to time--as witness the
ancestry of SILVERADO--still Schreiner, but mixing both the black and the orchid
line into the mix, and incorporating CARRIAGE TRADE, from a very different set
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