I have tried to stick to a theme with each blog post but I have some seedlings that are potential introductions but have varied breeding background. This blog post will feature these miscellaneous seedlings:
Seedling 29-9 – (Cast Your Crown x Tears for Gus) x (Heaven’s Proclaim x (Delaware Doosy x Sabine Baur))
Cast Your Crown was the only plant in this cross that has teeth. The Heaven’s Proclaim seedling did have teeth occasionally that may be traced back to Julie Newmar. We like the double/triple edge and the large teeth. We have found this plant to be evergreen but will evaluate in 2013 for potential introduction. Last summer we set seeds on 29-9 with pollen from Waldo Gone Wild and we look forward to seeing results from that cross.
Seedling 959-3 – (Upon This Rock x (Deep Fire x Spacecoast Fancy Dancer)) x Born to Run
This bright red with orange tones is a garden standout. It is dormant and in 2012, we set pods using Velvet Throne and some of our Lady Stephanie Victoria Redding seedlings (see previous post). Bud count last year was about 20 so this is a potential introduction. The breeding goes way back to some of our first crosses.
900-8 – Natalie Grace x Blown Away
We don’t normally breed for yellows and this flower has a pink parent – Natalie Grace. Natalie Grace also has a flat petal tip that allows the very ruffled flowers to open. This was passed on to seedling 900-8. I measured the ruffles on this flower and they were 1.25 inches on these 6+ inch flowers. Very impressive the in garden. Last year the bud count was low on small plants so we will give it another year in the same spot to prove itself. This flower is dormant and is heavy textured.