best new seedling to bloom for me this season is a white, Pond Lily X Cloudia. What a combination to produce a white! It has all the characteristics I require
of a seedling, good branching, perfect conformation, ruffling, good substance, eight
flowers, and a healthy first year clump.
It was pretty. I like
it. Still it is just another white,
though, when fresh, the blossoms have lavender tint. Does the world
need another white?
personal philosophy when I get a seedling that I love is to keep it till I get
a better one. This one produced bee
pods on over half its flowers, proving that it is very pod fertile. I will
breed it with pinks in the hope that someday it will produce those
characteristics in a pink, which is my goal.
in future years it doesn’t measure up to its first promise, I may by that
time have a better one, and I won’t feel bad about destroying it. I am already embarrassed by some that I
lined out last year. I won’t
feel bad about replacing them.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ