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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Feb 9, 2014 1:09 PM CST
They are veins, not actual stripes. Not sure if I will introduce as there are a lot of violet ones out there. I will certainly use it as the form is nice.
Name: Arlyn
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Feb 9, 2014 2:05 PM CST
Yes, It is ! It reminds me somehow of an arilbred. If you decide to intro, I'll be your first customer !!...Arlyn
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 9, 2014 2:51 PM CST

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Of my TB seedlings that had their maiden bloom last spring, this was one of my favorites:

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There are some introduced TBs that are, in a general sense, similar in color (Richard Ernst's 'Amethyst Dancer' is just one of several). But, I've never seen anything that was quite like this seedling. The beards and the texture veining in the falls help set it apart.

All of its siblings shared that texture veining to one degree or another. This one was probably the best from a technical standpoint, it has wonderful branching and bud count and it is such a strong grower that I was comfortable sending a couple of rhizomes from it to Portland for the convention next year even though it had only been in the garden for a year. Naturally, it has the most ordinary flower color of all of its siblings. Hilarious! But, the texture veining helps offset that somewhat.

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Another sibling, very similar to the last except the flower is obviously more towards red end of the spectrum.

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Another sibling. This one reminds me a lot of Kerr's 'Only in Dreams', but I kept it anyway. I just like it, it's a soothing color.

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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 9, 2014 3:42 PM CST
I really liked the one with the reddish tint. I would guess that the climate in NE needs hardy plants so that is a great trait for all of them.
Name: Dennis
Gilbertsville, KY/ Lahaina, HI (Zone 7a)
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dd95172
Feb 9, 2014 4:18 PM CST
I agree with Lucy on the reddish tint cultivar. How was the branching and bud count on that one ?
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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Feb 9, 2014 4:45 PM CST

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Pretty similar to the purple bitone. It didn't seem to be quite as vigorous, though. Not a bad grower by any means, just not as good as its sister.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Feb 9, 2014 5:31 PM CST
I like the second one a lot, also the redish one.
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Feb 9, 2014 6:00 PM CST
I liked all but the last one -- guess I've seen that color combination enough. The form on it is nice, though. The other three are wonderful -- with emphasis on the reddish one as well!

Lucy -- I like gaudy -- so I liked your red one the best!! Green Grin!
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 9, 2014 7:08 PM CST
I like Lucy's red one a lot.

Like the second one of Kent's best.

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 9, 2014 8:00 PM CST

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 9, 2014 8:14 PM CST
Second and second to last. Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Feb 9, 2014 9:02 PM CST
I'm curious Kent -- which one(s) are your favorites?
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Feb 9, 2014 9:45 PM CST
Lucy I like the Red one nice color Thumbs up

Kent Thanks for sharing these !! The one that looks like Only In Dreams is my favorite and next would have to be the yellow with the light blue beards thats a nice combo to keep working on. I really like the first group hopefully your bloom season is better this year and you can see more of them.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 9, 2014 9:46 PM CST

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Muddymitts said:I'm curious Kent -- which one(s) are your favorites?


Of the last group, or just in general?

In the last group, I love the ruffly form of the second one and also how the blue color deepens at the base of the standards and fall hafts. The brown beards are a bit weird, but they are certainly different.

People have been trying to put blue beards on yellow TBs for years without quite getting there. The second to last seedling doesn't get there either, it's beards are just powder blue at the end and obviously the falls mostly white. It's interesting to think about how to go forward with it, though.

On the last one, I like the wash of color on the falls right below the beards. Just wish the standards were brighter.

For what it's worth, the last three are siblings.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 9, 2014 10:17 PM CST
#2 the blue is my favorite.

Thanks to everyone for the MTB comments. I have a better photo of the red, but it would be more difficult to find as it is on the disc rather than in a folder. I don't do well with the computer.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Feb 10, 2014 7:27 AM CST
See -- that's what's fun about this (Kent) -- knowing where you were trying to go, what you think of the results, and where you want to go from here. Green Grin! I can see why this is so fascinating to (you) hybridizers and how you can get sucked in to raising hundreds and hundreds of seedlings -- looking for that one that you're after. I wouldn't DARE even start this -- I can be O/C, and don't need this complication in my life!! Hilarious! But it's great to be able to travel your path with you -- and Brad, and Marvin, and Dennis, and Lucy............ Thumbs up
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 10, 2014 8:42 AM CST
I agree I agree I agree I agree I agree
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 10, 2014 7:16 PM CST

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Some SDBs.


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They're all from the same cross involving 'Bib Blue Eyes' and this seedling:

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Feb 10, 2014 7:18 PM CST
I want ALLLLLL of them!!! Wow! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Feb 10, 2014 7:31 PM CST
I'm not an SDB fan -- but I love the cream and gold one (picture #2).
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