In a message dated 1/29/2005 11:44:48 A.M. Central Standard Time,
I would save this one .(1701-4RE_I) It looks like it
might improve a lot next year. Of course I like red bearded
Me too! I think that's why I'm so drawn to it. I had to go all
the way back to Latin Lady to locate the beard. Feed Back is in the
parentage on both sides but it's beard is only red in the throat. I saw 5 bloom
from this cross (this fall) and 2 more put up stalks that froze out. This
is the only one with outstanding beards. (I did post 1701-1RE earlier, the
burgundy with a darker wash. It was the only one that wasn't
purple.) More to see in the spring. This is one I can't duplicate as
I didn't save the pod parent.
I've got a few seedlings (less than a dozen) from 3rd year seedling
pots. I don't plan to save past 2 years in the future. I was frustrated in
the past due to limited planting space. Now my limitations will be energy
and time. My seedling pots are being watered well as I write!