Till growers, what am I?

gonzer_gwApril 8, 2010

Boredom sets in, camera comes out.

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hotdiggetydam

On my screen they look out of focus

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 7:35PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

T. bulbosa and stricta?

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 7:39PM
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gonzer_gw

Pretty good eye Lisa...for a Neo grower. Yep, garden-variety bulbosa and T. 'Houston', a stricta hybrid that's never bloomed for me, real big. It's fun to watch hummingbirds flitter around the bulbosa because of it's color even without flowers. The bottom photo shows a bulbosa x (supposedly) streptophylla which is one of the more unusual shaped plants I've got. These guys can reach one foot in length.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2010 at 7:31AM
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sdandy

Wow Gonzer, that is a wild Tilly. Is that in full bloom already? Something kind of screams ionantha if the flowers are that nested, right? Or at least another nested bloomer.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2010 at 10:44AM
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gonzer_gw

Agreed Andy. It could possibly be a streptophylla x bulbosa f2 crossed with ionantha, if that's possible. That's a question for the breeders.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2010 at 11:55AM
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LisaCLV(HI)

I agree it has an ionantha look. It should be possible, assuming you have decades of your life to devote to it. But why F2? Is that what the tag said? That seems like an arbitrary addition of 7 or 8 years to the formula!

    Bookmark   April 9, 2010 at 1:58PM
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gonzer_gw

F2's what it said on the tag years ago Lisa. It came from Birdrock. Check out FCBS too, although that plant has extended inflorescence.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2010 at 2:42PM
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sdandy

Maybe it could have just been a little jumbled and they meant (strept x bulbosa) x ionantha and the F2 was just referring to the fact that it was a 2nd generation cross in a general sense rather than a proper F2. Or they thought it was an F2 and some ionantha pollen got in there instead? Cool plant no matter what!

    Bookmark   April 9, 2010 at 9:38PM
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