Monday, June 30, 2014

Cape Bed

This bed is at my house down on Cape Cod. It first came into existence last year, but was soon over run with the grass because it had no edging. My father and I put this wood around it and I mulched the bed. This bed has some registered varieties, but those will be dispersed throughout the property when we have the back yard fixed up. This bed's main focus is to see how my seedlings do in sandy soil and to increase them so that I have enough for registration, and maybe introduction.


24'', E, 4'', NearWhite self w/ green throat, dorm., Dip, 4+ branches, fragrant, diurnal, 16 buds
(A Small Multitude * Swiss Diplomat)

One of my favorites from this year of seedlings. The only thing that I don't like is the height. If I could get a flower like this with a scape of three feet, that would be nice. Mike's breeding is excellent for cleaning up colors and bringing in great plant habits. AMAZINGLY branched!! This year (2015), there was one very strange scape that had about 7 branches. I also noticed this year that it starts the season out with dark scales, but they fade after a while. Either way, this should be an interesting cultivar to breed with if one wants dark scapes.
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