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Re: HYB: lets talk about green

>I really think 
>a nice green would work well as an auxiliary color in 
>conjunction with another color in a bloom.  Pink and White 
>come to mind.  I'm not sure a green self would work as 

Donald, you've touched on a point that has been bewildering me in this 
apparent fascination with the pursuit of green by some hybridizers. Why, 
I ask myself, would anyone want a green flower?  Isn't the point and 
purpose of a flower to contrast with and stand apart from the green of 
the foliage?  I want my flowers to POP out of the foliage visually and 
beckon to me from across the yard, not blend into oblivion amid 
like-colored foliage.  But your idea of establishing a nice green (not 
one of those "wishful thinking" yellows) as an auxiliary color in a 
multi-colored bloom might be worthwhile.

If all I want is various shades of green, I'll grow hostas.  ;-)


USDA zone 3b, AHS zone 4 - northern MN
normal annual precipitation 26-27"
slightly acid clay soil

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