Here are some photos from cross R 60: Lotus Land X
P 1-9, sib to Power Woman: (Swingtown x Romantic Evening)
Lotus Land (not pictured) Laced TB pink, very
clear color, slightly more to the pale red than Happenstance.
P 1-9: top view. Pigments are rich
anthocanin, intense purple-blue beard, pronounced coppery cast through the heart
of the flower showing that substantial carotinoids are present. Apparently
This and the following photo are from Abby Mogensen
Evans, Charlotte TN where these seedlings are being grown.
This is one of two yellow or apricot seedlings from
the R 60 cross of Lotus Land X P 1-9
Intense carotenoid pigments through the heart of
the flower and down the sides of the falls are revealed by the presence of "I"
inhibitor for blue or violet.
The missing standard allows the intensity of the
beard color to be seen. It is a result of "tttt"--full tangerine PLUS some
warm violet-blue pigment intensifying the carot-toned Lycopene to deep
red. Part of the carotenoids in the petals, especially the standards, is
expressed as Lycopene. The balance are yellow carotenoids, giving the
flower an apricot tone.
A trace of anthocyanin appears to be present
through most of the flower, but is most intense at the base and end of the
beard, characteristics typical of "I" non-blues.
A sib to the above, showing intense plum purple
substantially warmed by Lycopene apricot or pink underlayment, rich and deep red
beard a result of combining violet-purple anthocyanin and Lycopene. The
carotenoid pigments are quite intensified in the haft area.
These approaches to "red" are along the same lines
of a number of Joe Ghio's varieties, including ROGUE and Aitken's CODE RED which
approach red far more than the above, but for the same reason--hot carotinoids
including Lycopene plus very warm anthocyanins.
Neil Mogensen z 7 western NC
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