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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

It's a yellow Angel Trumpet fiesta!

The past few weeks I have had bunches of angel trumpet seedlings bloom for the first time, including an abundance with yellow blooms. One of the standouts from the yellow group was this seedling from a cross between Brugmansia Rosalie x Inca Sun.

rosaliexincasun-2.jpgWith their shiny glaze, the blooms almost appear to made out of porcelain.

rosaliexincasun.jpgWhat I really like about this seedling is that it appears it took the best traits of both its parents, Brugmansia Rosalie and Inca Sun.
rosaliexincasun-3.jpgThe blooms are a very bright yellow with great form and substance.

rosaliexincasun-4.jpgThis will certainly be a seedling to watch this summer.  Seeing how both Rosalie and Inca Sun thrive here in Florida, I expect this one to do the same.

rosaliexincasun-5.jpgI like it when a new brugmansia seedling produces a mini-flush during its first bloom cycle. I've already placed this one in my hybridizing program and pollinated most of the blooms in its first flush.  Quite often the crosses do not take when you pollinate a seedling's first ever blooms.  When I was making my rounds last night I was surprised to see that seven of the crosses appear to have taken.
  
rosaliexincasun-pods.jpgI also used the pollen from this cross to pollinate and bunch of other cultivars.  I'm looking forward to seeing what beauties the second generation produces.

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