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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, August 10, 2009 / Categories: Brugmansia, Seedlings

and the winner is.....

This Angel Trumpet bloom from the brugmansia cross of Mountain Treasure x (Miss Caylie x Genevieve #7)! 

It was the winner of this weekend's best new seedling to bloom in the heat of summer competition.  When I first spotted this bloom Saturday afternoon I expected it to remain white as the five or six seedlings that already bloomed from this cross had. 


When I made my rounds on Sunday I was pleasantly surprised to find color. I like the curly tendrils and form so this one gets to hang around for a while. The fact that the blooms showed no sign of wilt in the hottest part of the day shows that is has great potential.


It will be interesting to see if the color deepens when the weather cools in fall. I'll be watching!

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