Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Phenotype Breeding Pastels

Phenotype Breeding

Pink Lavender and Purple
Unusual Forms

My favorite range of colors. ;-)

I love the colors lavender and pink with near-white to cream as a light compliment. They have a soft, calming effect in the landscape and are not always easy to find with strong or clear colors. They are especially lovely to me in the unusual forms, especially where they mimic orchids or show cascading features. My program will always bend toward these colors, along with purple shades, which is my favorite range of medium to dark tones. Here are some of my favorites from diploid program. This is a long post, containing 19 slides and multiple individual pictures. This is the largest single area of my diploid program. Click on any image to see a larger version.

This is a wonderful cross of two good cultivars. Even as we speak, Lily Munster is reblooming here in my mom's garden. It is a frequent rebloomer here and a overly cultivar with excellent rust resistance. Jocelyn's Oddity also shows excellent rust resistance. This cross produced a lot of good seedlings. These two are the best.

Seedling #6 from the above cross is an excellent plant and will be a 2019 introduction. With the lovely unusual form flower and the soft pink to lavender reverse bitone, the flower is extremely striking and very eye-catching. Extremely rust resistant and with moderately high thrip resistance, it makes for a lovely garden display and is an excellent breeder, showing breeding value for resistance to both, especially so for rust. The plant has been extremely pod fertile in my garden and is a successful mother plant in my program.

A lovely nest of buds in which the flowers lurk and glow. They remind me of light shimmering through the leaves of trees. This will be a 2019 introduction. More to come...

Seedling #6
The eye is especially lovely, subtle but always present. It sets of the reverse bicolor effect very well and can, at times, appear quite bluish.

Seedling #6 - In the garden

Seedling #6 is an excellent parent for a wide range of clean colors and interesting forms. As you can see from the above slide of seedlings from Seedling #6, it can go in many directions or colors, providing a clean background for many color combinations and producing some lovely, clear pastels. Click image for larger version.

Seedling # 3 from the above  group of seedling. This one is (Jocelyn's Oddity x Lily Munster) x Ziggy Played Guitar. 

This is a lovely narrow-petaled flower with attractive coloring and eye-no-edge pattern that often assumes unusual form and produces a few poly flowers every year. Not a true spider, but capable of producing flowers both more narrow and of unusual form. This will be a 2019 introduction. 

It does have stamens, but I also used it heavily ;-)

Seedlings from BEXGNG
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We have seen the two slides below before on the page of this presentation on Species and Species-like crosses. Click for larger images.

Pollen Parent - Soul of the South

The pod parent - Fiji Mermaid x For Algernon

Seedling - 2018

Vorlon Revelation is one of my favorite introductions to date. I have had very good results using Vorlon Revelation as a breeder. For more on Vorlon Revelation click.

...On a day when most of the flowers are single and non-cristate. If you click the picture to enlarge it you will see there are still some partial doubles in this picture from the early part of the bloom season.

Fall rebloom looking crazy and wonderful.

...Another rebloom look. ...Another crazy face. 
Vorlon Revelation is consistently interesting.

Vorlon Revelation seedlings

Vorlon Revelation x Rose F. Kennedy

Vorlon Revelation x (Navajo Princess x Substantial Evidence Sdlg #2)

Vorlon Revelation x (Navajo Princess x Substantial Evidence Sdlg #2)

Sdlg (Navajo Princess x Substantial Evidence #2) x Vorlon Revelation

Vorlon Revelation x Lavender Feathers

Lavender Feathers and grasshopper

For more on Lavender Feathers click.



Sdlg - Lavender Feathers x Vorlon Encounter Suit
The flower has remained very consistent in the weird, intense coloring, while the dark edge with light wire edge has remained present.

Lavender Feathers x (Spider Miracle x Substantial Evidence)

(Tanimbar Cockatoo x Texas Feathered Fancy) x Lavender Feathers

(Olaf the Conqueror x Texas Feathered Fancy) x Lavender Feathers

(Tanimbar Cockatoo) x Lavender Feathers
both pictures above

This seedlings is striking and is very large and vigorous. Fertile both ways it is a parent to interesting patterns, intense purple color, very large plants and big flower with tall scapes. Divided in the fall of 2017 for introduction, it showed good recovery this spring and increased. It should be a 2019 introduction.

Seedling #1

Sdlg #2
The plant is extremely large and attractive.

Seedling (TFF X ROG) X Lavender Feathers

Seedling Lavender Feathers x (TFF X ROG)

Seedling Lavender Feathers x (TFF X ROG)

Seedling (TFF X ROG) x (Spider Miracle x Substantial Evidence)

Ziggy Played Guitar

(Jocelyn's Oddity x Lily Munster) x Ziggy Played Guitar

Seedling Zelazny x (Soul of the South)

Seedling Zelazny x (Substantial Evidence x Kaleidoscopic Intrigue)

Pack Hunter can produce a wide array of colors ranging from red to purple to brown to tan. The great brown seedling was a pleasant surprise and is likely a future introduction.

Seedling Pack Hunter x Brown Exotica