Two Seedlings... 1st time bloom!!

dondelduxJanuary 6, 2013

I have two seedlings that surprised me with a bud a few weeks ago. These were done around Feb or March of 2010..so that would make it about 3 years from seed to bloom. I have many more of each of these crosses...these are the only ones to bloom so far.

Fairy Tale x Lemon Star and Exotica x Lady Jane. I notice that Exotica x Lady Jane is a much wider bud than Fairy Tale x Lemon Star..dare I hope that this one will be a double!?
I won't bore you with a blow by blow description of their progress, but will wait until they are about to bloom. Here they are, taken a few days ago..the Fairy Tale x Lemon Star has grown at least another inch since this picture.

:-) Donna

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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

I'll be excited to see your crosses as I made the same ones!
K

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 8:45AM
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lenanen

Waiting with great interest!! I have used Fairytale and Lemon Star also, but not x-wise.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 11:10AM
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dragonstone

How exciting! I can't wait to see what they look like. :)

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 11:20AM
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dondeldux

Thanks Everyone! I can't wait either!! I can't imagine they'd be as lovely as PuPu's crosses. I lucked out with PapExStasy, but not so sure about these..

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 11:52AM
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jstropic

Very exciting - can't wait to see what opens!
-J

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 2:02PM
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haxuan(Vietnam)

Very exciting indeed.

I believe you'll have one double bloom seeing that fat bud. Hurrahhhh!

Xuan

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 12:57AM
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primeribs

Nice! can't wait to see the (fairy tale x lemon star) cross!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 10:31PM
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dondeldux

Well, OK, I wasn't going to bore you with continuous updates, but I couldn't resist! As you can see the Fairy Tale x Lemon Star is going to be a long necked goose! The other has barely moved..

:-)....Donna

    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 7:59AM
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pupu999(11)

so so so.... tense and exciting
cannot wait!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 8:18AM
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dondeldux

Well, here is a peek at the Fairy Tale x Lemon Star and there appears to be 3 flowers, BUT, there is NO pigmentation whatsoever!! How could this be unless I totally screwed up and this is a self of Lemon Star which for the life of me I don't remember doing and wouldn't have done ( I hope)..hmmmm...Donna

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 8:49AM
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johnsonm08(5a)

Either way, I cant wait to see.
Mike

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 1:49PM
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webuser_17497

if I may quote, well you, just give it time

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 1:59PM
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haxuan(Vietnam)

So tense...Donna.

I'm longing to see the blooms. First time bloomers always create tension and excitement!

Xuan

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 9:40PM
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berkeleysgr8(8B)

Donna, has the first bloom opened yet? Maybe nature created a selfing, despite your efforts to mix up the genetics! -Tina

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 11:01PM
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dondeldux

It's not opened yet, and thanksfully no, it not a self!! Some pink/red is finally showing so at least I now know that the cross was correct! There are going to be 4 flowers..should be several more days...

Thanks Everybody...Donna

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 6:33AM
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dondeldux

Well here we are!!! Fairy Tale x Lemon Star!! No paternity test needed here, She favors her Dad..right down to the diamond dusting! I would have been happier with a little more blush but this is what she chose to wear this morning. There are four flowers and only one is fully opened but I couldn't wait, so here she is...

Thanks for looking..Donna

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 9:47AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Cute...needs a name with Fairy and Lemon........
K

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 9:59AM
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dondeldux

Well, since she hardly resembles her mother at all, (Fairy Tale) if I do name her ,(which I may not), maybe Blushing Snow.. since she is diamond dusted...I'm not sure she's good enough to name though...the blush is so pale you have to get up really close to see it...

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 10:29AM
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mariava7

Nice soft colors Donna.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 11:18AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Citrus Fairy?
K

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 11:36AM
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dondeldux

or..Airy Fairy..or, Snow Fairy?

This post was edited by dondeldux on Tue, Jan 22, 13 at 11:58

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 11:56AM
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dragonstone

Oh, wow! That's a really nice one! What about "Winter Chill"? hehe.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 7:05PM
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npublici(Zephyrhills,Fl)

F2 seedlings of that would be interesting

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 10:36PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

By F2, do you mean crossing it back to the parents or crossing it with itself?
K

    Bookmark   January 23, 2013 at 7:20AM
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dondeldux

Well some kids just aren't as colorful as their parents...but she is very soft and delicate.

From Recently Updated

I seem to be having trouble keeping this photo in this post so I will try again..

This post was edited by dondeldux on Mon, Jan 28, 13 at 6:46

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 5:47PM
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amaryllisfred(6b Cambridge MA)

Hi Donna,

That is absolutely beautiful. How about "Diamond Blush" for a name?

Warm Regards,
Fred

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 8:10PM
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dondeldux

Fred,

That is a good name!! It certainly fits doesn't it?..Donna

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 8:25PM
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ajsblu_eyes(9)

Donna she is subtle and sweet. I am surprised though, I thought the red from Fairy Tale would be a more dominant trait. Maybe next year her coloration might darken a bit, even if it doesn't she is a sweet one.

Ashley

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 1:19AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

It will be interesting to see if any of her sibs are a bit more colorful. I made the same cross with Lemon Star as the seed parent so wonder how different that may be.
K

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 8:28AM
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dondeldux

I do have many more siblings of this cross yet to bloom. If they all end up pale like this one then I may have to rethink this cross. I really don't remember using Lemon Star as a seed parent but, if I did and it had selfed itself before I put pollen on it then that might explain why she is so pale. It could be just one big goof!! I suppose that there might be some pink in Lemon Star's parentage..well, there isn't much I can do about it now but wait and see what the rest of the results are..Donna

Oh, and I think I like Fred's name of Diamond Blush the best so if it's alright with you Fred I think I'll call her that!! Of all the names, that one seems to fit her the very best!!

This post was edited by dondeldux on Fri, Jan 25, 13 at 9:06

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 9:02AM
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dondeldux

Well, here we have the second seedling. Exotica x Lady Jane. Not really an improvement on either of the parents, sort of looks like a single Lady Jane. There are 3 flowers, the first two came out simultaneously and the 3 is much smaller copying Lady Jane's habit of displaying 2 flowers at a time. the scape is 9" so she takes after her father in all respects including the shorter scape. Oh, and as you can see, I was wrong, she wasn't a double. I'd rather a single than a partial double anyway so I really wasn't disappointed too much..I guess these two flowers were too similar to each other to come up with anything astounding but, maybe one of the other seedlings will look better.

Not much difference regardless of what light I take her in, flash or no flash..

Donna

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 12:06PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Well... Pretty nonetheless. What a long stigma!
How would you describe the color? Looks darker than either parent.
K

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 12:50PM
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dondeldux

I'd say it's a dead ringer for Lady Jane, right down to the color..maybe next time the flower will be a little better shaped and maybe larger..could be worse..

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:32PM
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berkeleysgr8(8B)

I kinda like the shape of Exotica x Lady Jane... it's definitely preferable to a partial double. Thanks for doing the split photo with the parents and offspring... it helps give an idea about how genetics play out! -Tina

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 1:41AM
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dondeldux

This is the last flower to bloom and this time it has taken on the swirly shape of its mother..Exotica..this one is the best of the three flowers...Donna

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 10:03PM
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