HYB: 201 -- Quarterbred Patterns
The assignment was to predict
colors and patterns that might
appear among offspring from a
white-ground plicata and WHITHER
THOU GOEST, a dusky rose near-
I didn't raise enough seedlings to
bloom size to analyze statistically,
but four distinct patterns appeared:
Variegated white and violet. The best
one was introduced as GRANNY'S
GRANITE POT, because the color is
so close to that of old-fashioned
graniteware. It's most notable aril
characteristics are the intricate dotting
and stippling on the inner part of the
falls, but it does have a linear signal.
Plicata-like. The best one was =
introduced as QUICK CHANGE ARTIST.
It opens with fully veined falls, but the
centers quickly fade so that it quickly looks
like a plicata.
Reddish to blue-violet selfs. A range of
shades, none worthy of introduction.
The most remarkable one had a striking
bud -- blue & green. But quickly faded
to pale blue standards and pale green =
falls. The most rampant grower ever to
appear in my seedling patch. "If only" it
had had good enough form and substance