I like working with regelias (and I'm one of the
very few doing so), so I keep crossing different clones of I. stolonifera that
vary in color the least little bit in attempts to come up with something that
approaches near- brown, all the time fighting against the dominant
blue/magenta/purple coloring. Here are 2 seedlings that bloomed for the
first time this year.
First, I call this my "medium brown" I. stolonifera hybrid (RH, which is
short for the term regelia hybrid. the brown tones went darker, but then
the dominance crept in where the standards join the fall areas. There is a
long narrow "claw" at the bottom of the standards. Thus the standards are
narrow. But I like the colors.
This second seedling pushes the brown coloring into a wider pattern.
Also, the standards are wider and don't rise from a narrow claw. The
flower has a rounder, more tailored form. The beard coloring is