In a message dated 5/31/2006 5:15:38 A.M. Central Standard Time,
<<I really do like this one Betty. Have you grown it long
enough and has
it done well enough to make the cut for
This one caused quite a stir when the local Master Gardeners group was
visiting. They really took to the whole idea of making crosses and enjoyed the
seedlings. LOVE LINES and this seedling were their
two favorites! They wanted to know what I'd named it. As I told
them, I'd just decided to introduce it that morning!
In the one cross I'm growing from it, it gave extremely strong
plants. Was able to get a take with the pollen on HONEY HOUSE so I know
it's fertile both ways. But HH had VERY poor branching here. Anyone
else notice this trait?? Also, TUSCAN VILLA, which I'd wait years to see
bloom, was very late and had one tall stalk with one branch in the
top. Three huge and beautiful blooms. Absolutely gorgeous!
Guess I got my answer as to why Barry didn't use them much in breeding!!!
1709-1re . . . cross was made in 2002, planted in 2003. Has bloomed
each year since. Gets prettier each year. Originally I saved it
because I found it blooming at Jim's about a month after everything else was
done. Didn't look all that pretty at the time. Just another ho hum
yellow. Each year it gets better! Can't wait to see it next
year. Hope to see some of the second generation this fall. Crossed
one of my reblooming red lines onto it. With the orange from HINDENBERG
starting to kick in with the children of SR the possibilities are almost
endless. Siblings show the tangerine factor.