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rockminer
Scott Bar, CA
(Zone 8a)

September 25, 2009
11:06 PM

Post #7104403

Four years ago I was inspired by members of this forum to try a cross of the only two Hipps I had--Red Lion and striatum. Here is the result of striatum pollen and a R.L. The striatum blooms throughout the year (several bulbs in one pot) an the R.L. only in early spring. It will be interesting to see if the oposite (R.L. pollen with the striatum) turns out the same color. Anyway, I am thrilled with the result--albeit somewhat surprised at the timing.

Striatum on the right and the cross on the left. Nice of striatum to pop in time to compare!

Bill

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bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2009
11:11 PM

Post #7104421

The flower form of the cross is so much like that of the striatum. Very nice.
gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 26, 2009
2:43 PM

Post #7106209

bsharf is right,the flower form does follow striatum and the color is great.

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