Re: Dominant & Recessive Amoenas
Lloyd Zurbrigg wrote, of dominant and recessive amoenas:
: I think there could be a place for such crosses.
: The recessives have a charm that is missing from the dominants.
I agree. Barry Blyth has produced some very nice things by maintaining parallel
lines and intercrossing them. For example, his CHINESE EMPRESS has icy blue
standards, and red-violet-black falls with a plush finish. Crossed with one of
Holden's tetraploid arils, it produced my hands-down-favorite F1 arilbred --
color much like that of CHINESE EMPRESS but with less red in the falls, combined
with rounded form & velvety signal.
No, this isn't a sales pitch. I don't have enough stock to introduce it in '97!