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Last season I ramped up my brugmansia hybridizing efforts using brugmansias with mutant and deeply serrated foliage.  The results of those...

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Sommer Gardens / Friday, September 23, 2011 / Categories: Brugmansia, Seedlings

America casts her beauty on another Angel Trumpet

Here is new Angel Trumpet seedling that quickly earned a spot in my watch zone.  It is from a cross involving Brugmansia Bert x America.

bertxamerica2-1.jpgWith the quantity of seedlings I am currently growing out, multi-skirt whites are a fairly common find. A bloom or plant really has to be special to stand out from the others.  This seedling certainly stands out from the others.

bertxamerica2-2.jpg You can easily tell which parent had the most dominance in this cross.  This seedling has some great traits that were passed on from its pollen parent, Brugmansia America. America was introduced by Alice Harris and is one of my favorite multi-skirt whites.

bertxamerica2-3.jpgThe blooms on this seedling are medium in size with great substance. Heat does not phase this seedling and even in the peak of our sauna like summer, I was rewarded with a beautiful flush of blooms.

bertxamerica2-4.jpgWith cooler weather arriving in a month or so, I'll be keeping an eye on this seedling to see if it shows some color, or if it is going to remain snow white.  Many white brugmansia take on some apricot or golden color in the cooler months. Either way, I expect this one to turn into a keeper.

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