Monday, January 10, 2022



Name: Spice Eyes

Seedling Number: TTSMF5

Bloom Diameter: 6”

Scape Height: 36”

Branches: 3

Bud Count: 18

Bloom Season: M

Color/Description: Pink lavender with bluish-lavender eye above green to chartreuse throat.

Ploidy: Tet

Bloom Habit: Diurnal

Foliage: Sev

Pod Parent: Thingamabob

Pollen Parent: The Spice Must Flow

Year Bred: 2013

Rust Resistance: A+/3 Years

Fertile: Both Ways.

They say the spice gives you spice eyes. The spice eyes are blue. And so The Spice Must Flow gives us Spice Eyes. The first introduction from my monster F1 species outcross introduction The Spice Must Flow, this beautiful deep pink-lavender flower with a bluish-lavender eye that sometimes breaks into patterned blue/gray/lavender eyes is an advancement in flower color, breaking from the wild type coloring of The Spice Must Flow and combining that beautiful coloring with high late freeze resistance, thrips resistance, rust resistance (tested at A+ level for three years) and fertility both ways.

The plant is attractive and looks great in the garden because it performs very well in the early garden, even when there are late freezes, droughts and lots of thrips. It is an excellent breeder and I see rebloom many years, though not every year, so I didn't register it as a rebloomer. Many of the seedlings rebloom and also show excellent resistant to the set of spring plagues of late freezes, thrips and drought, as well as rust.

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Below you will find multiple pictures of Spice Eyes from 2017 through 2021, in the seedling bed, the hybridizing garden and the line out garden. The final two images are of interesting seedlings from Spice Eyes. Scroll on down to read the comments on these images or click on any image below to see a large image and easily look through all the images in a photo gallery.

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