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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, March 4, 2011 / Categories: Brugmansia, Seedlings

Brugmansia Butterfly x Joli has great form

Here's a rather formal looking bloom from a Brugmansia Butterfly x Joli cross. The blooms are medium in size and thick textured.

butterflyxjoli-2.jpgAs these Angel Trumpet blooms matured the corolla tube colored up nicely.  While I was examining the bloom closer the texture and color reminded me of Rosalie.  I'm certain the double genes came from the father as Joli often throws double blooms.

butterflyxjoli.jpgI have several other Brugmansia Butterfly x Joli seedlings that have recently bloomed so I crossed this one back to one of its siblings.  Whenever I have multiple seedlings from the same cross in bloom, I often cross the siblings back to each other in hopes that a second generation seedling will appear that has the quality traits of both.

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