Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Desire of Nations and kids

Desire of Nations is one of my favorite flowers and it has been an extraordinary parent for very dark flowers and for chalky lavender eyes.
The following four seedlings(12910, 17210, 17610, 18010) are kids or grandkids of Desire of Nations that I saw for the first time in the past two weeks. Clear, saturated colors and distinctive looks.

The next three seedlings out of Desire of Nations (17309, 26809, and 39409 in order), first seen in 2009, were held over in the greenhouse for further hybridizing. They will all be sent outside in June for testing. Note that 17309 is the pod parent of 18010 above (and 13107 was the pollen parent).

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karol,
    I really like the middle flower in the last section of three. I would assume that the number is 26809 because this is the middle number in the three numbers you listed. Very nicely done!