Maria's Gem (H. Santa Rosa x H. Yume Mitai)
This is a first time blooming of a seedling that I got from seed from our Maria in October of 2010. I have several bulbs from this cross but they are at least a year away from blooming. This particular seedling was the most vigorous and grew like a weed. I left it go into dormancy in November and was surprised to see a flower scape at just over 2 years from seed.
The pod parent is Santa Rosa, a beautiful cream/rose colored cybister. The pollen parent is a Komoriya hybrid. This 'baby' combines the flowering characteristics of both parents. The flower has the re-curved petals of a cybister. Unfortunately, it posesses the 2 flowers per stem of its pollen parent, Yume Mitai. Hopefully, in years to come it will produce more flowers per stem. I have a fondness for all things cybister, so this, little gem, has definitely earned a spot on my growing table. I hope you enjoy it and I will try to get a better photo. It was so windy here today that I could not get a good 'outside' photo.