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Biggest Seedling Disappointment This Season

shive
5 days ago
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Everyone who dabs pollen dreams of what might come from those precious seeds. I had high hopes for this cross:

Dancing Flamingo was the pod parent


Dearest Valentine was the pollen parent



I couldn't wait for the first seedling of this cross to bloom. I was going for an 8-incher with the look of Dearest Val.


Here's what I got:

An orange self that would have made Arlow Stout proud. I imagined his ghost just laughing at my results. My husband's reaction: That's really old school. No kidding! I only have one more of this cross. Lord only knows what it will produce next year.


What are the strangest things you've ever gotten from a cross? What were your biggest seedling disappointments this year?


Debra

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