Saturday, May 21, 2016

Moraea MM 12-141

Seed parent: Moraea tripetala
Pollen parent: Moraea aristata

The parents:

MM 12-141a. The seed parent was a small form of M. tripetala with intense purple tepals and a yellow eye surrounded by a white rim. The pollen parent is a white flower with a beautiful turquoise eye. As usually happens with M. tripetala crosses, the hybrid has the general form of M. tripetala. But the eye has turned blue, the style crests are halfway to white, and there's some hairiness at the center of the flower. The flower is not all that large, but I want to experiment with it some more because the color combinations are interesting. Only one plant bloomed this year, but as you can see from the twist ties in the background, I made several crosses on it.

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