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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, April 4, 2012 / Categories: Brugmansia, Seedlings

This new Angel Trumpet is on fire!

This Angel Trumpet seedling is a sibling to one I featured last month. It was placed in my watch zone last Spring and since then it has developed into a real gem.  The cross is Brugmansia Cassies Curls x (Ludger's Summer Dream x Creamsicle).

cassiescurlsxludgerssummerdreamxcreamsicle3.jpgThe bloom on the left almost appears as if it is a dancing flame.  Another trait that I really like with these blooms is that the color extends all the way up the corolla tube.  I plan to continue to watch this one into the summer before deciding if it is worthy of naming and registering.  The reason being is that the bloom form has not been consistent.  Some of the early blooms were singles and some of the doubles had split inner corolla skirts.  If future blooms continue to look like these, it will be an easy decision.

cassiescurlsxludgerssummerdreamxcreamsicle3-2.jpgI do not like to rush to name and register cultivars.  I prefer to make certain the bloom form and color is consistent during the trials before deciding if the seedling is worthy of registering.  I have seen several new cultivars that have been registered during the past couple of years that in real life look allot different than the photos used to register and publish them.

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