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CAT: Ghio 08 introductions

  • Subject: CAT: Ghio 08 introductions
  • From: Robin Shadlow <rshadlow@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 21:21:38 -0800 (PST)

You can find the Ghio 08 introductions here:
 and since I'm a pest, I asked Joe for the parentages.
ACCESSIBLE, 36 inches, EM.
An expansive lavishly bubble ruffled neglecta with red violet domed standards and wide semi-flaring rounded falls of velvety black with a red violet bubbly rim. Great branching with 8 plus buds and brick beards. No. 02-39A5: 00-19-0: (98-16G: (Starring x About Town) x U98-1A, Magic Happens pollen parent) X 00-70B3: (97-113V3: (Night Game x 95-1G: (U92-7A2, unknown, x 93-90, Snowed In sib)) x 98-2E2: (96-9F2: (93-152A3: (Affaire x Romantic Evening) x Connection) x Starring)).
ENAMORED, 34 inches, ML.
You too will become quickly enamored with this lush pastel wonder which was also a big hit at the 2005 Region 14 Convention. Standards are light lavender and the falls orchid with complimentary coral beards. The form is amazing: Huge blooms with heavy substance. The standards are domed and the wide, wide falls overlap and semi-flare. The petal edges are ruffly with light serration and lace. Wide branching with plentiful bloom. No. 02-58W: 00-29B3: (98-21P, Bewitchment sib x Treasured) X Pretty Bubbles.
FEUDALISM, 38 inches, EML.
A wide branched long blooming beauty that conjures up the age of chivalry. The touching standards are apricot biscuit with maroon midribs and petal bases. The flaring falls are velvety ruby maroon with a black overlay. Ultrasmooth with tangerine beards and wavy ruffles. Show branching with up to 12 buds. No. 02-254-0: 99-1-W: (97-8-03: (95-1-G2: (U92-7A2, unknown x 93-90, Snowed In sib) x Impulsive) x 97-57A4: (94-25-I: (92-42 light speckles, Puccini pod parent, x 92-170C3: (Regal Affair x 88-189P, Snowed In pod parent)) x 95-36C, Impulsive sib)) X Wearing Rubies.
MAGICAL, 37 inches, EM.
As Frosted Starlight was the beginning of the Ghio-formed bubble-ruffled line, Magical is the point in time culmination of this signature line. The domed standards are light peachy pink and the perfectly proportioned flaring falls are creamy peach with deeper peach shoulder and coral beards. Outstanding broad overlapping hafts; bubbles are everywhere in this wonderful frothy creation. Super show branching with 8 plus buds. No. 03-33J3: 01-304: (99-20F2: (97-27G3: (95-30: (90-69W3: (Rogue x Quito) x Island Dancer) x Faberge) x 97-9D4: (95-14J: (Cordoba x 92-72P3: (Enhancement x 88-193C: (Peach Bisque x Bogota))) x 94-61N: (92-73F3, Lanai sib x 92-139, Manna pollen parent))) x For the Soul) X 01-169: (Treasured x 99-149W: (Tropical Magic x 97-24A3, Natural Blond sib)).
PEP RALLY, 34 inches, VE-E.
Here is the first of our different "red" luminata series. The well held standards are nearly a solid mahogany violet red. Falls are cream base more lined and dotted mahogany violet red with more intense lining and dotting at the shoulders and heart of the blooms. Crystal hairline edge to the falls, ochre beards with blue tips. Good branching with 10 buds. No. 02-290S: 99-67G4: (97-88U: (Entangled x Palm Reader) x Feelings) X Bubble Bubble.
PIANOFORTE, 34 inches, ML.
Here is a different approach to red: more from the rosy red side. The flaring falls are maroon crimson overlaid velvety black with slight white markings at the red beards. The tightly held standards are a big lighter than the falls with a unique crystal hairline edge. Stipple ruffling with great buds and branching. No. U02-6F, unknown but from planned crosses.
POP IDOL, 33 inches, EM.
A new fancy bicolor that is difficult to describe all its coloring and shadings. The domed standards are palest pink with large coral pink midrib. The semi-flaring falls red violet with a large coral pink sunburst around the red beards. A 1/8 inch pink halo around the fall petal edges. Ghio formed and wavy ruffles. No. 01-299K3: Keppel 98-162B: (Last Laugh x 96-47B: (Prince George x Braggadocio)) X Brave Face.
PSYCHIC READER, 36 inches, ML.
A different application of the plicata patterning. The standards are wine with the falls having a white base washed with yellow and violet like a watercolor painting. Wine edge to the falls with dotting just on the inside of the band; purple beards. Rounded form with lots of buds and vigor. No. 02-314Z4: Inside Track X Bubble Bubble.
RED HANDED, 33 inches, ML.
Our red line produces lot of interesting variations. Here is another to enjoy. The firmly held touching standards are mahogany red. The falls are rosy mulberry with mahogany shoulders and band. Beacon like beards of yellow. Super branching, buds, and vigor. No. 02-227U2: House Afire X 00-101X: (97-148K: (Ritual x Saturday Night Live) x 97-80A2, Current Events sib).
One of the wondrous seedlings that are coming from Resonance. Fantastic proportioned form with touching hafts and heaviest waxy substance. The blooms open light blue with slightest lavender undertone with soon lightens to a ultrasmooth milky blue. Blue white self beards. No. 03-95-0: 00-34J3, Picture Book sib X Resonance.
It is so much fun when the catalogs start coming out!
Robin Shadlow
zone 5 NE

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