This provides an example of what I was saying about these crosses.
They often produce some solid coloured seedlings. These solids will
produce a high percentage of plicatas when crossed to plicatas. Enough
to know that it has four sets of plicat genes.
TB: Genetics: Plicata X Luminata cross
Posted by: "Francelle"
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:16 am (PDT)
Last year about a dozen seedlings bloomed in my garden from
a cross of
Lovely Dawn (plicata) X Lip Service (luminata). I got some quite
interesting results. 72-73 A was a lavender self with no visible
markings. 72-73 D had some very faint lines on its falls. 72-73 H was
luminata. It was the prettiest of the bunch and also the weakest. I
to keep it, but it died. 72-73 J was a luminata-plicata, I believe, as
all the rest. There were no pure plicatas. 72-73 J is the only one
still exists. I have three healthy clumps of it and look forward to
it bloom again.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9