First new hybrid of the season
The first of the eagerly awaited 2010 hybrids to flower is this one: red-white x royal velvet. Red-white is the generic variety around here - hereÃ¢ÂÂs a shot of our community garden last April when they were in full bloom:
Royal velvet is a very deep red variety. The offspring is pretty much as you might expect - clear darkish red with green bases to the petals.