Lilies forum: 'Seafarer' a Trumpet/Asiatic Hybrid

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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Feb 11, 2012 8:47 AM CST
Here's one I haven't seen posted here yet. I was quite impressed with the overall well balance of every aspect of Seafarer. I'll move one to the front garden this coming fall. Flowers held up better than I expected with high heat and humidity and were long lasting. Note: Corrected title. Heading should read: Asiatic/Trumpet hybrid.
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Feb 11, 2012 11:46 AM CST

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Nice. I remember seeing Seafarer growing in the Lily Garden field when I visited several years ago.
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jmorth
Feb 11, 2012 12:42 PM CST
That is indeed, a beauty.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Feb 11, 2012 2:05 PM CST
Connie, that must have real exciting for you to visit The Lily Garden. I think, of all the 'good ones' to visit,The Lily Garden would be the first on my list!
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Feb 11, 2012 2:40 PM CST

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For anyone who is a member of Dave's Garden, I have a couple of threads of photos of the visit here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/682445/

and here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/682777/

I'm no longer a member so can't revisit it.
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Feb 11, 2012 3:49 PM CST

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I personally haven't had great luck with 'Seafarer'. I will give it one more year in my garden before I either move it or get rid of it. It's weird, I don't have many that don't do well, but that one I have had twice now and it either declines or is half the height it is supposed to be. Yours looks nice though Lorn. Maybe mine just hates me Glare
Tracey
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gwhizz
Feb 11, 2012 4:19 PM CST
'Arrrr me hearties'-it does look a fine ,'strong' bloom,Rooster Thumbs up
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Feb 12, 2012 8:41 AM CST
Well Tracey, the three I have just did pretty well on their own. They don't show any sign of division and offsets I haven't seen--which for me is a good thing. I tried a little casual pollenation with it last year just for fun but all I got was chaff. This winter has been a real challenge and its got me a little worried about my newly planted seedlings. It'll be survival of the fittest as they say.
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Feb 12, 2012 9:28 AM CST

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The lack of snow cover does worry me here, as well as the fluctuations in temperatures. We should be looking toward spring now, but I fear snow in May based on our lack of normal winter this year. Hopefully your seedlings do well. Mine too.

Sometimes to keep trying different pollen can be worthwhile. Just when I think I have given up on any pollen taking, I'll get surprised. So don't give up, unless it's known to be futile.
Tracey
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Feb 12, 2012 12:25 PM CST

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I would focus on using pollens of tetraploid trumpets and Asiatics. Mixing the pollen would be even better.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Feb 12, 2012 3:45 PM CST
Connie, I like your suggestions--especially a pollen mix ( of maybe three?) and so on. Seafarer is not in the mainstream of my interest with Trumpets, but one never knows until one tries, right?. You might get me started on a little something different here. I have been toying with the thought I might order a couple Aurelian/Asiatic hybrids: Fiery Belles and Ivory Belles to have around just fo fun. Playtime is coming!!!

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