this flower is from 1978. it still has it. Wild One. three images…
remembering what i thought last night. the parentage of last night’s seedling. an eclectic mix of things. an old plant Autumn Minaret with small flowers and tall scapes. Wild One – old, just not as old as Autumn Minaret and short scapes and full petaled flowers.
then the seedling from that cross. an orange medium height flower with the shape and size of Autumn Minaret crossed with John Sheehan. A slightly taller scape an a much bigger skinny petaled flower.
and now to bring back yesterday’s seedling 11-052 Wild One x Autumn Minaret) x John Sheehan
oh – and remembering to take a nice long nap before any of these pictures. it is amazing one can do any rhyming with such disorder…
from picture to post. just like that. or something reasonably close. find picture. must be exhausting. since the begin sorting out idea for post rhymes with take a nap. wake up from rhyming. repeatedly. with all this exhaustion the idea for post must be completely sorted out. hmmm better post as is before sorting burns out those last few bits of energy. so what should i mention first – seedling – or red ? maybe tomorrow there will be enough rhyming time to show the mix of parents that brought this about. i might even have to add that it grows rather nicely quickly even into a clump. two images… 11-052 Wild One x Autumn Minaret) x John Sheehan
a golden yellow flower with a dusting of red. that is Wild One. can a 36 year old flower be considered wild ? so far for a flower that is neither skinny or twisty it still holds my attention when it blooms… two images Wild One
the garden is usually a quiet reflective place. a place where i go to unwind and relax. and most days it is just that. then there are those days when Wild One is in bloom. It is a classic from 1978. a 7 inch bloom (18.5 cm). when there are two of them vying for the same space and attention, well to me they look extremely feisty. make this wild two…
well if yesterday’s flower was a blush this one is a rouge. and not at all subtle. and that is just fine. Some crosses go in directions I do not expect. the parents of this cross were two plants that did not have particularly strong branching. Not bad, just not strong. John Sheehan is listed with a bud count of 18 and 4 branches. Its big 9 inch (23cm) flowers do a lot to counter balance any gaps in branching and bud count. The other parent is a seedling, Wild One x Autumn Minaret left me with the same impression on branching. the cross was not about branching. it was lets find out cross. a small orange flower crossed with a large dark flower. and I like the results, both the flower and the branching. and branching is not everything. though sometimes it is a nice bonus. so without further delay, the branching, the rouge, and a close up.
Yesterday I posted two seedlings that had Navajo Curls in their parentage. Today I will take one of those seedlings and compare it to another seedling. Both of them have John Sheehan in their parentage. There is not the strong resemblance between the two seedlings as yesterday’s example. Or perhaps it is not as obvious. The all red seedling has a bit more branching on the scape. So it might have the potential for a longer bloom period. And any time that two plants have a somewhat common set of genetics there is the possibility of crossing them back to each other and bringing out those shared traits in the next generation.
11-050 Navajo Curls x John Sheehan 11-052 (Wild One x Autumn Minaret) x John Sheehan