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Re: HIST: historic and an arilbred


How are your AB and TB seedlings holding out ?  I know you made many
crosses 2 years ago.


Donald Eaves wrote:
> Hello Folks,
> Well, after three meltdowns this spring I still have some bloom.  Not much,
> but some.  One that fascinates me is a historic called GRAY MOHR.  It is
> also an arilbred.  What an interesting and gaudy bit of work it turned out
> to be!  It's like the wild turkey gobblers currently seen on occasion now.
> They essentially walk around, looking pretty dull and awkward.  Then, in
> spring, they put on their mating displays and turn into these amazing birds
> with feathers showing patterns and hidden colors in the sunlight that you
> never expect (and are a bit comical as well).  GRAY MOHR does the same
> thing.  It's flashy and gaudy and huge, but does it all without utitilizing
> the parrot colors I generally associate with gaudy.  It's probably easily 8
> inches top to bottom of bloom and probably 5-6 across.  Very pronounced
> globular form.  The ground color gives the effect of true gray, especially
> apparent in the standards.  It is splashed all over with random dark reddish
> purple splashes.  Not bright colors, but the effect is gaudy and fun.  There
> were a lot of 'Mohrs' introduced in the past.  It's nice to see what I've
> read about.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA - also enjoying historics TROPICAL BUTTERFLY, ELMOHR, and
> WITCH DOCTOR - the latter two also arilbreds.
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