Dreams Become Things
Name: Dreams Become Things
Seedling Number: TSD112
Bloom Diameter: 6”
Scape Height: 36”
Bud Count: 28
Bloom Season: M
Color/Description: Violet magenta cranberry petals with radiant eye of purple lavender and orange, petal edged in silver wire, golden orange throat.
Bloom Habit: Diurnal
Pod Parent: Thingamabob
Pollen Parent: Sun Dragon
Year Bred: 2013
Rust Resistance: A+/3 Years
Fertile: Both ways, but pollen is easier.
I visualized flowers like Dreams Become Things when I was designing my program back in 2008, hoping those dreams could translate into real things, growing in a real garden, and not just flights of fancy, wishful thinking or greenhouse darlings. I suspected Ancient Elf could contribute to this goal, in spite of Ancient Elf being just a 'plain little old yellow'. This seedling derives from the 2013 breeding season and was amongst some of the first I saw out of the Ancient Elf/ Solaris Symmetry crosses of 2011. With fingers crossed, I waited impatiently to see the first flowers from those 2013 crosses in the 2015 flower season. I was extremely pleased to see many of these flowers, as they were further along in the direction I had been hoping to go than I had expected.
Dreams Become Things showed A+ rust resistance through the last three years of my screening program and shows good thrips resistance. The flower is a lovely pink-lavender to magenta to cranberry. The late freeze resistance and thrips resistance means this one looks good in the early season consistently (see some images of clumps in spring 2021, after lots of late hard freezes, below the text at the end of the images below). Fertile both ways, though pollen is easier, the seedlings I have seen so far have been vigorous and show bright colors with interesting form and some with more edge ornamentation and some with broken eyes.
I am excited about the possibilities of Dreams Become Things and the line that is coming out of Sun Dragon.
Below you will find multiple pictures of Dreams Become Things from 2016 through 2021, first in the seedling bed and then in the line out garden. Click on any image below to see a large image and easily look through all the images in a photo gallery.