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Jun 7, 2016 3:43 PM CST
|Waiting for seedlings to bloom can be frustrating, especially if they take five years!! Or more if you count the parents. A red seedling first bloomed in 2002-I was amazed because I thought I had crossed a reblooming Spring species NOID with old August Orange--of course I vaguely remember drifting by August Flame like a bee and, did I pop some of that pollen on a misshapen species blooming out of season? The red proved very stubborn to pollen and pod--I tried for years to find a match. The red is the earliest red I have ever known, usually starting the end of May or the first week in June. It is blooming now. Finally I bought a pot of old Red Rum one June from Lowes and got a few seeds must be ten years ago. And repeated one year when I managed to find Red Rum again. This year the last of these crosses finally bloomed, one last year, three scapes this year!
the old red blooomed 2002
seedling red X Red Rum five years old
bloomed last year
There are three scapes on different plants this year. --Weedy
Jun 7, 2016 4:02 PM CST
Good news Weedy! And they look absolutely fantastic!
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
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