Another First Blush seedling

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Another First Blush seedling

Postby waldo » Jan 21, 2018 1:53 pm

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.
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Re: Another First Blush seedling

Postby LucyGoose » Jan 22, 2018 10:42 am

Beautiful!
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Re: Another First Blush seedling

Postby waldo » Feb 18, 2018 10:33 am

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. :)
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Re: Another First Blush seedling

Postby LucyGoose » Feb 18, 2018 7:23 pm

:o :eek: :cool: :beer: :beer: NICE!!!!
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Re: Another First Blush seedling

Postby kHT » Feb 20, 2018 7:34 pm

Sweet!!
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Re: Another First Blush seedling

Postby Chris_W » Feb 21, 2018 7:11 pm

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.
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Re: Another First Blush seedling

Postby ViolaAnn » Jun 09, 2018 1:48 pm

Wow! Gorgeous!
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