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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 / Wednesday, December 19, 2012 / Categories: Brugmansia Seedlings, Brugmansia, Seedlings

Brugmansia 'Angels Summerset' x 'Georgia Peach'

The weather has been great lately so many of my Angel Trumpet seedlings are blooming for the first time.  This seedling from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Angels Summerset' x 'Georgia Peach' is showing great promise.

angelssummersetxgeorgiapeach.jpgThe large blooms have a thick substance with a waxy appearance.  The long corolla teeth gracefully recurve as the blooms mature.

angelssummersetxgeorgiapeach-2.jpgThis seedling definitely obtained some of its coloring and bloom traits from its father, Brugmansia 'Georgia Peach'.  'Georgia Peach' is a Kyle Courtney introduction with great peachy pink coloration.  'Angels Summerset' is a Euro import from Anne Kirchner-Abel with double cream to apricot colored blooms.

angelssummersetxgeorgiapeach-3.jpgHere you can see the corolla teeth starting to re-curve.  If you look closely you'll also see a pesty snail slithering its way up the bloom. :(     

angelssummersetxgeorgiapeach-4.jpg
I plan to carry this one forward to see how it evolves over the winter. I think I have already made a few crosses with it too.  I've pollinated so many flowers the past few weeks that I can't remember all the crosses I made.  :)

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