Monday, January 9, 2023

Bela’s Star

Bela’s Star

Name: Bela’s Star

Seedling Number: BLSDD5

Bloom Diameter: 5”

Scape Height: 31”

Branches: 3

Bud Count: 14

Bloom Season: Mid

Rebloom: Yes

Color/Description: Medium purple above chartreuse throat.

Ploidy: Tetraploid

Bloom Habit: Diurnal

Foliage: Sev

Fragrance: No

Pod Parent: Bela Lugosi

Pollen Parent: Stardust Dragon

Year Bred: 2013

Rust Resistance: A+/3 years

Fertile: Both ways (pollen easier)

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Comments: A lovely shade of purple, the plant shows excellent rust resistance and the flower shows moderate thrips resistance. While the flower is simple, the high rust resistance combined with very reliable rebloom in my garden makes this one a standout year after year. On some days there is a pattern in the flower where an eye or band would be. Some of its seedlings have shown considerably more patterning, and some have shown teeth and braided edges owing to the ancestry of pollen parent Stardust Dragon. Very hardy and a strong grower.

Bela’s Star
Purple is notoriously difficult to photograph. 
Here shown in late evening light in full sun.

Bela’s Star
Here shown in midday light in full sun.

Bela’s Star
Here shown at sunset after a day over 100 degrees and grown in full sun.