My current blooms

snappyguyOctober 14, 2010

Just thought I'd share a few pics of what is currently blooming for me. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I had to use a flash for most of them so they're slightly washed out looking.

Tropic Heat

Steel Blue

Optimara EverGrace

The Martian

Rebel's Splatter Kake

Ozornye Volki- Russian Hybrid

Optimara EverBeautiful

Yukako

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eeeoeleven

Gorgeous! I'm thinking I need to finally get a Yukako now...

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 8:34PM
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threas(z7 PA)

So beautiful! Great job taking the photos! Love the coloring on that Yukako too!

Theresa

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 9:29PM
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snappyguy

Thanks all. If you do decide to get a Yukako, plan to devote a lot of room to it. It's listed as a standard, but in my experience, and talking to others in my local club, it should be listed as a large. Mine is currently 17 inches! It's a very heavy bloomer as well.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 12:44PM
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contrarymarypat(5)

Your Opt Evergrace looks like a chimera! I love Yukako & have bought 2 of them, but they have not thrived for me. I might need to buy a bigger plant instead of a small starter. That seems to work better for me. Thanks for sharing your blooms. Gorgeous!

Mary

    Bookmark   October 16, 2010 at 8:31AM
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snappyguy

Mary,
My EverGrace seems to get about half of its' blooms looking this way, and the other half a more uniform mix of blue and white. I'm not sure if they're true chimeras, but I should probably try to propagate some. This hybrid has been known to sport to chimeras.

Mark

    Bookmark   October 16, 2010 at 4:34PM
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bspofford

Thank you for posting the photos, nice job.

In regards to sports and chimeras.....I HAD Rebel's Splatter Kake also, but it sported to a chimera, so now I HAVE Rebel's Astro Spinner. I like it as much as the original, and the stripe is the same color as the blue fantasy.

Barbara

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 9:53PM
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contrarymarypat(5)

I would be so excited if one of my plants sported to a chimera. Rebel's Splatter Kake is one of the 1st named AVs I purchased (at a nursery). It is still growing. Recently I bought Rebel's Astro Spinner. Love them both.

Mary

    Bookmark   October 18, 2010 at 9:51PM
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snappyguy

I found out that the white with blue stripe chimera sport of Optimara EverGrace is known as Ko's Nonstop Interface. I've put down some bloom stalks in hopes that they'll take and I can get this plant.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2010 at 8:39PM
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contrarymarypat(5)

I would think you'd have a good chance since you said about half your blooms look like the chimera. Pretty cool to know it has a name!

Mary

    Bookmark   October 25, 2010 at 9:50PM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

Thanks for those great photos, I happen to have four of them. Is Steel Blue really that blue? Mine is still a baby, so haven't seen it bloom.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 5:04PM
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snappyguy

The color in the photo of Steel Blue is pretty accurate on my monitor at least. It is one of the "bluest" violets I know of, although violets aren't ever truly blue. I guess I could say that this plant is the least red mixed with the blue.

Mark

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 1:10PM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

Thanks, I can't wait for mine to bloom.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 7:55PM
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