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Crystal's first hybrid!!!

Posted by eristal 9 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 13, 09 at 22:19

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...

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Thanks for looking, and I appreciate any input.

Eric Wortman


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RE: Crystal's first hybrid!!!

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


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P. amethystina x P. caerulea?


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RE: Crystal's first hybrid!!!

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


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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


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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"!


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


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Hi Eric,

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

Randy


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


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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


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


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

Mark


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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.

ALC1 with parents


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

Josh


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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


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