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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 / Tuesday, February 14, 2012 / Categories: Brugmansia, Seedlings

Wow, from snow white to golden orange in one day

Looking at the photo below you would never guess that this Angel Trumpet seedling was snow white for a couple of days before turning gold overnight.  The cross is Brugmansia Orange Sunshine x Pink Smitty.
orangesunshinexpinksmitty2.jpgHere's what this seedling looked like the previous day, snow white without a hint of color. Reflecting back it was sort of funny because at the time I was examining it and trying to determine if this white brugmansia was worthy of keeping.

orangesunshinexpinksmitty2-2.jpgI carried this seedling over from 2010 but had completely forgot about it until it just came into bloom. I grew out almost an entire seed pod from the cross I made between Brugmansia Orange Sunshine x Pink Smitty.  I decided to do this to document the resulting variations of blooms to come out of a single cross. With Brugmansia Orange Sunshine as the pod parent, I knew I would most likely end up with a bunch of ordinary single whites, and I sure did!

orangesunshinexpinksmitty2-3.jpgIt really became quite an eye catcher when the blooms fully colored up.

orangesunshinexpinksmitty2-4.jpgHere's a set of comparison photos.  The photos above and below are of the same blooms, just taken at a different time with a different camera angle.

I think I'll carry this one forward to summer and then decide what to do with it.

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