Thanks, El, I thought it was nice too but I don't think it's going to be very hardy. It only had one bloom. But it grew and bloomed here in Texas. Not many of the SDB's do.
On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 6:05 PM, El Hutchison <email@example.com>
I especially like the one you've labeled as SDB
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
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<I don't find it fertile tho, how about
<i. germanica> About 4 years ago I ended up with 4 bee pods one of
them on i. germanica. I don't do any hybridizing but planted them just to see
what I might get. The first one to bloom was from i. germanica. It is the blue
seedling below. I had no idea what the other parent might be until the second
one bloomed. It was an SDB. (see below) The only SDB I had blooming that year
was Gentle Grace so I am assuming that must be the pollen parent. The blue
seedling, while pretty, only had three blooms. The little SDB had only
I have a yellow seedling from a beepod the same year that came from an
historical that might be Alta California. I have no idea what the other parent
might be on this one but it has 7 blooms on the first stalk. That is unusual
for me. Even on the newer better hybrids, I rarely get more than 5 blooms. The
other bee pods each have a bud so I'll have to wait to see.