Re: WABASH and HELEN COLLINGWOOD
> Anybody out there have some HELEN COLLINGWOOD they'd swap me for something?
> Is HELEN fragrant? WABASH isn't, as I recall.
> Lloyd Zurbrigg said
> <I made some crosses with it [HELEN COLLINGWOOD] just a few years ago, but
> quite disappointed with the progeny. >
> What kinds of varieties did you cross it with? What was it that was
> disappointing? Ugly?
> Linda Mann email@example.com east Tennessee USA
I consider "Tempting Fate" by Duane Meek introduced in 1993 as the
premier dark amoena today. My opinion! Fabulous. The R&I describes it
as S. blue-white, flushed deeper at midrib; F, very dark black-purple
with small ray pattern at tip of beards; lavender beards tipped bronze.
Parentage: (Premonition X Pacific Shores) X Graduation.
I suspect you do not grow it, as you would not be talking about Wabash
or Helen Collingwood for hybridizing. I know it grows well in the West,
but not sure of the Mid-west or East. Anyone out there growing it? Let
I wish I had my scanner hooked up to my new computer so I could shoot
you a picture of it.
Can only suggest you try it and be amazed!