Bloom here is typical of the pattern seen on most of the seedlings. A lot
has been said about changes from maiden bloom in subsequent years. Though
this is the first time I've seen this, it can't be considered maiden bloom
since bloomstalks have been frozen out over several seasons. It's funny
about what has changed on the siblings. They have improved in substance and
form. They seem to continue to improve well beyond the second year. The
blooms have also gotten larger on this group and that is not my usual
experience from seedling bloom to subsequent years. Most of the group are
also strong growers and prolific bloomers so have made great garden plants
even though they aren't runners-up for the latest, greatest in appearance.
A sibling sets multiple pods of great looking seeds every year, but only a
single seed has ever germinated. No broken color here.
Texas Zone 7b, USA
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