You know what they say about watched pots...
Yup, a watched pot never boils.
Apparently the same holds true with flower buds...
I've been watchin' this guy for a whole week. Left for the weekend- Went up to Corvallis, Or to look for a place to live. Found one. WHy there? Oregon State U has a botany program. I applied & was accepted.
Anyway, I expected it to bloom while I was gone... Obviously it didn't. I woke today like a kid on x-mas (this is my first sanguinolenta bloom) & came out to look... It's redder.. But still no flower.
WHen it finally opens I'm going to cross it with either quinquangularis or capsularis, whichever is open at the time.. Dunno if that will work, but can't hurt to try.
So expect pix prolly some time next week, if things continue to go as they have.
(my luck it blooms at night or something weird..)