for you Paul

vrieseaNovember 26, 2009

Hi Paul, here's a couple of photos from Vr.'Uluru Sunset' x self and one of it crossed with Vr.'Milky Way' just to show you the strenght of the Vr. 'Uluru Sunset' this is fairly typical of both crosses some a bit deeper colour ( sorry they are a bit out of focus ,)am to lazy to fix ok ? so you get an idea of what to expect if you self the plant so this is it selfed

and crossed 'Milky Way'

there you have it ,see the things you get if you ask on this forum ? he he .


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paul_t23(Coastal Sydney)

Ahaa! Now I know what happened to Richard. No sympathies though - this is great stuff.

I see what you mean about the way 'Uluru Sunset' dominates in its offspring. There are some differences there in colour and form but very much a consistent theme. So, maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree with this one if I'm looking to get some big variations from the genetic lottery dip by selfing.

But, all is not lost! I just love the orangey / ochre tones in these plants. So, given the dominance of those characters, maybe they will be a good base for developing that further and getting some lines of super orange/ochre plants. Not many of those around. Hmmmm, the more I think about that, the more I am even keener about it than I was before!

So Jack ..... what can I say? It is just fantastic when you share these things around. Thanks so much.

All the best, Paul

    Bookmark   November 26, 2009 at 9:16PM
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I suggest Paul that you cross the Vr. 'Uluru Sunset ' with Vr, 'Angela' may give no broad leaves but ? colours aplenty ,will show you what you can expect from that type of thing ,Vr.' Red Opal '

hope you will get really keen ,plant is a bit past its prime and as its in spike and pollinated i did not move it for a better shot ,cheers

    Bookmark   November 26, 2009 at 10:13PM
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Love the F2s! Out of focus or not, that golden orange color works for me. I want to see more Vrieseas in the orange and red tones..... but only if I can get them in the US! ;-p

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 12:00PM
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paul_t23(Coastal Sydney)

Hi Jack, very nice plant and that's a great idea. I'm freezing a whole lot of 'Uluru Sunset' pollen, so when my 'Angela' flowers - it should be big enough next year - I'll give it a go. Thanks again, Paul

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 9:18PM
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