Lilies forum: Queen Kong x El Flame

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Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Jan 18, 2016 6:23 AM CST
I flowered this beautiful seedling this year, Queen Kong x El Flame, and assumed it was from NALS seed. Now that I try to find a record of it on the exchange I can't seem to find it there. I'd love to know who bred it. I wonder if it came from someone here?

Anthony, did it come from you, seed from Connie or Lisa? I know that Lisa bred Queen Kong. Anyway, it's just beautiful. I'm very happy with it and wanted to share the pics with whoever is the mum or dad of this baby!


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Name: Øystein Hermansen
Østfold,Norway (Zone 5b)
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grapus
Jan 18, 2016 9:45 AM CST
I would guess the seeds come from HankZ. Found this on the seedlist from NALS 2012: 62-234 Queen Kong x El Flame Hank Ziuko NY
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Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Jan 18, 2016 10:45 AM CST
Fabulous looking bloom, just bursting with sunshine and energy Smiling Smiling Smiling
Name: Tracey
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Jan 18, 2016 1:49 PM CST

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I especially love the reverse on that one Lovey dubby
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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Jan 18, 2016 2:56 PM CST
I especially like the flower form.
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Jan 18, 2016 4:21 PM CST
Thanks guys. :)

grapus said:I would guess the seeds come from HankZ. Found this on the seedlist from NALS 2012: 62-234 Queen Kong x El Flame Hank Ziuko NY


That could be it. I didn't think I had any seed lots going back to 2012 but sometimes I forget stuff! Thank You!

Name: Hank Z
WNY state (Zone 6a)
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hankz
Jan 18, 2016 6:44 PM CST
Thanks for showing the results of this cross, Della. It is always nice to see what comes out of the crosses. This is one that I have not planted.

Queen Kong (Lisa's cross) was used as the pod parent as it seems to be "bulletproof" and grows like a weed in the garden. It also has super long pedicels and secondary buds. El Flame was used because of its excellent clean clear colors and good flower form.

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Hank Z
WNY near the Falls
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Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Jan 21, 2016 4:27 AM CST
Great to know the background, Hank. A cross worth repeating! nodding The seedling has beautiful clean colours and nice form. I hope next year can tell if it will mature to have good plant habit, health and vigour.

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BUGGYCRAZY
Jan 21, 2016 9:58 AM CST
I bred Queen Kong and raised El Flame (from nals seed), but do not remember crossing those 2 so the seed didn't come from me directly. But what beautiful and unique babies you have there! How tall are they and how strong are the stems? Congrats on the new babies!
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Jan 22, 2016 5:48 AM CST
Thanks. Smiling

Well this one is first flowering at 18 months so it has only one bud on a stem barely more than 12". The flower is large and the stem was quite lax at the top, under the weight of the flower. Looking at the stem now, with petals dropped, it seems quite upright but not stiff. I hope it will mature strong enough to support the flowers. I'll have to keep you updated next year with photos of your grandkids as they grow up. Big Grin

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BUGGYCRAZY
Jan 31, 2016 10:29 AM CST
I would be glad to hear about them! The henryi in the genes usually does lead to weak stems, but but the blooms can be so lovely it is worth a little staking!

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