One Exasperating Seedling and an 'egg' pod
I've been waiting and waiting for this seedling to open. It has bloomed on several days, but it would never open fully on those cooler days last week. Today, finally, it opened all the way. And in very short order. I've really been frustrated by it's inability to open in cooler temps. The neighbor's tree blocks its sun until almost noon. I'm planning on moving it to full sun in the expanded blue and white bed. This is a two-year-old seedling with a 5-inch bloom and 27-inch scapes. An evergreen, it has multiplied from one fan to six since last summer. In minimal sun, it has three branches and 13 buds. Pod and pollen fertile.
Seedling Karelia X Palace Garden Beauty
I can't believe how huge some of my seed pods are getting this year. Here's a photo of my seedling Mokan Butterfly X Bali Watercolor. The pod is almost as big as an egg, and this 7-inch bloom looks like its trying to hatch it. LOL