playing with adult crayons

purple + purple =  not purple.  the two parents for this flower are purple.  the seedling is decidedly not purple.   one parent is X Marks the Spot and the other is Purple Satellite.  and this is the seedling.  three images…

13-007 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite IMG_1099 macro 13-007 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite IMG_1099 det

13-007 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite

13-007 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite

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11 thoughts on “playing with adult crayons

  1. Dan Antion

    Very pretty, John. I’ll have to take your word on the color. These are the colors I have trouble with. If you said they were purple, I’d accept that.

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  2. John Hric Post author

    So are they grey and grey to you Dan ? At least these shades ? What color range is more discernible ? Sorry I left out the wordy details. I often forget that we all have different perception limitations. Myself included. I am glad you are still able to find them pretty. Both parent plants are in the color range of dark purple – like dark purple grapes. The seedling has a little splash of pale purple in the eye zone and the rest of the flower is a creamy whitish color like milk. Which raises the question how did this pale mostly color challenged flower come from two so darkly hued parent plants ?

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  3. composerinthegarden

    Fascinating that this could come out of Eggplant Ecstasy, which is one of the darkest most saturated black-purples in my garden! Reed has great genes in her plants, so not only is your seedling lovely, it is probably a great garden plant too. Very very pretty!

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