Crystal's first hybrid!!!

eristal(9)September 13, 2009

This has been long awaited, though only 6 months from germination to bloom isn't bad. We kept 8 more of the same cross, so we'll see if they turn out different when they decide to bloom. So far this one has lots of buds, but the other siblings all have none. Weird.

Anyway, I think it's fantastic. Crystal is a little underwhelmed for some reason. I'm not sure what she was expecting, but oh well, at least I like it.

Any guesses as to the parentage? I always think that's a fun game, though I'm a bit odd. Oh, and no cheating if I already told you...

Thanks for looking, and I appreciate any input.

Eric Wortman

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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

I don't know what passis you have, so I'll make a wild guess - P. 'Amalia' X P. 'colvillii'.
Whatever it is, I love it - generally, the bluer a passi is, the more I like it, and that one is very blue!
Sherry

    Bookmark   September 14, 2009 at 12:53AM
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kiwinut

P. amethystina x P. caerulea?

    Bookmark   September 14, 2009 at 4:21PM
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eristal(9)

Well, Passiflora 'Amalia' has strong amethystina influence, so that is going the right direction. Kiwinut is actually correct on the maternal. It is indeed Passiflora amethystina Minas Gerias.

A hint for the "father": It is a hybrid of two species.

This is fun! (for me anyway...)

Eric

    Bookmark   September 14, 2009 at 7:08PM
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eristal(9)

Crystal said it's only fair that I tell you that one of the paternal parents has already been guessed. Sooooo... the cross so far is: P. amethystina MG x (P. ???? x P. caerulea). Keep playing if you wanna'.

Eric

    Bookmark   September 14, 2009 at 9:57PM
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lavenderlilly(zone 5-6)

I have no clue on heritages!!! But I think it's gorgeous! ...and I'm amazed that you can have a plant bloom in 6 months!!!!

Crystal has to be so proud of her "baby"!

    Bookmark   September 14, 2009 at 11:09PM
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karyn1(7a)

Very nice bloom Crystal. I like how the center is such a deep purple that it's almost black.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2009 at 12:12AM
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mark4321_gw

Hi Eric,

Very cool. You can really see the influence of the P. ???? How long did the peduncle end up growing?

Randy

    Bookmark   September 15, 2009 at 4:10AM
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kiwinut

P. amethystina x (P. loefgrenii x P. caerulea)?

    Bookmark   September 15, 2009 at 10:24AM
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eristal(9)

Correct Kiwinut! Good job.

Randy, the peduncle only ended up being about 4 inches long, though I didn't measure. Actually, I didn't measure any of it. I'll have to do that on the next flower.

Eric

    Bookmark   September 15, 2009 at 11:45AM
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rosepedal(Four seasons zone4/5)

Congrats Crystal and Eric... That blue is pretty..:)

    Bookmark   September 15, 2009 at 3:52PM
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louisianamark(9)

That's an awesome new hybrid! The intensity of the color in the center is amazing. Definitely worth registering.

Mark

    Bookmark   September 16, 2009 at 6:08PM
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eristal(9)

Here's a picture of it with it's parents. All pictures we post are from our plants,(unless we say otherwise), so these are accurate. Whether or not it is an improvement on either one is hard to say, but if our goal is beauty and distinction, I think it's a winner.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2009 at 12:51PM
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jkrup44(9B FL)

It looks like an improvement to me. Any idea what you would name it?

Josh

    Bookmark   September 20, 2009 at 10:44AM
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eristal(9)

Josh,

She has a couple of ideas, but wants to wait until the next one opens so she can see it live again. The first flower was all by itself, but we have a large batch coming in a about a week. To make things even harder, before that happens, her second hybrid, (of different parentage) is going to bloom. It may or may not be worthy of registering, also.

Such fun!

Eric

    Bookmark   September 20, 2009 at 11:25AM
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