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Another First Blush seedling

PostPosted: Jan 21, 2018 1:53 pm
by waldo
Last year I posted pictures of an open pollinated First Blush seedling, seed was obtained from Jim's Hostas. Last year I also posted "Seed search" looking for some seeds with a red flower genetic back ground and redcrx was generous enough to send me some, five packs in all. Among them were some H. "Dostoyevsky" selfed seed. I managed to raise ten seedlings and six of the ten flowered last summer. I then pollinated my H. "First Blush" with pollen from one of them. I am posting a few pictures of one seedling from that cross. I think the leaves are attractive and I'm hoping for red/pink flowers. I have five total and I won't know until they flower if I have any red flowers. Will have to wait and see.

Re: Another First Blush seedling

PostPosted: Jan 22, 2018 10:42 am
by LucyGoose
Beautiful!

Re: Another First Blush seedling

PostPosted: Feb 18, 2018 10:33 am
by waldo
Just a couple of newer pictures.Out of the five in this cross,this is the one that has the most red pigment in the leaves, still a work in progress. :)

Re: Another First Blush seedling

PostPosted: Feb 18, 2018 7:23 pm
by LucyGoose
:o :eek: :cool: :beer: :beer: NICE!!!!

Re: Another First Blush seedling

PostPosted: Feb 20, 2018 7:34 pm
by kHT
Sweet!!

Re: Another First Blush seedling

PostPosted: Feb 21, 2018 7:11 pm
by Chris_W
I agree, that is very nice. Great to see this one have so much potential. I can imagine getting something nice and thick like a good blue into this one could be good. Bob is probably working on that a lot. Thanks for sharing.