What I have as Blue Moonlight apparently grows taller than what
Betty has as BM. What I have may not be BM, but was bought
under the name and matches the description, including "cream beard
heavily tipped yellow orange."
Even though it's parents, Feed Back and Brother Carl, show no
of t factor, recessives can, of course, carry along, unexpressed,
Sharpshooter has not been a notably strong grower here, either. As
so many bred in different climates, setting a pod on it has not been
The stalk I brought home from a show was much better than any I've
here, so may just not like my garden.
It could be that the difficulty in setting pods stems from the plant
being fully acclimated to conditions here. I know it can take up to 3
but by that time, I've generally given up and moved on. I'm still
about that pod on Juke Box Hero. I had to have tried at least 30
the first 3 years with no takes, while it bloomed normally the whole
We're having a very dry spring this year - maybe that's what it
Here's one of only 2 2nd year sprouts of Come What May X Lunar
The other has a spent primary. All first year sprouts were white with
yellow except one, which was the palest variegata I've ever seen.
are darker than they look in this photo.
Mary Lou, near Indianapolis