I have been asked if I had posted a photo
of POWER WOMAN before. I have, but it was under seedling number at the
time, and it has been a while. Since I have posted several of its
seedlings, here's the notorious parent:
Some general comments about it--the beard has
almost no yellow at all. Only the first 1/4 inch or so at the very inmost
part shows yellow--in fact, a rather rich orange. The rest of the beard is
quite blue and purple. When crossed with tangerine bearded sorts,
a minor proportion of the seedlings have tangerine beards, suggesting
this to have TTtt makeup.
Introduction is being evaluated.
The Umbrata is not obvious--but can be noted as
having a narrow border the color of the standards. There is a coppery cast
through the heart of the flower and underlying the Umbrata beside the
beards. The coppery undertone is not at all apparent in this photo,
and does not capture digitally or on film easily. POWER WOMAN is an easy
and prolific parent both ways from my experience.
This is the first seedling I have considered
letting out of the pound since the early seventies. For that matter, few
seedlings were raised during that time due to the press of other
Neil Mogensen z 7 western NC
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