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Mutant in paradise...

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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After a nearly five year hiatus, Fred's Garden Blog is back! Now you can enjoy and experience the gardening exploits and adventures of Fred in his quest to hybridize brugmansia and keep his jungle and nursery under control.

Sommer Gardens / Monday, November 23, 2009 / Categories: Brugmansia, Seedlings

An Angel Trumpet that thinks it's a rose...

Today's featured Angel Trumpet seedling has such a full bloom it almost looks as if the flower is a rose, or other full bodied flower like a mum or carnation.  This beautiful bloom was produced by an Angel Trumpet seedling from a cross between brugmansia Naughty Nick x Cleopatra.

naughtynickxcleopatra.jpgBased on the parentage, this seedling has a double dose of color genes in it.  How cool would it be to have a future cross generate a yellow or orange bloom like the one above?! When I sliced the bloom open I found four separate skirts.  Below is bloom number two just starting to open.

naughtynickxcleopatra-2.jpgThis seedling quickly graduated to my watch zone and a nice comfortable 7 gallon pot. Reblog this post [with Zemanta]
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