Simply exquisite would be my words. Can we get a full shot showing the length of the calyx though or a seedpod? Boy, I sure am a demanding one. Guess I could be patient and wait till mine blooms. Thanks so much Glory for that superlative hybrid.
Do you notice how the flower itself opens up and splits the calyx open? I love that trait. With a long calyx one can still find this on occassion, but most often if one removes the calyx one finds a very veriscolor looking beginning underneath or in other words a very thin part of the corolla tube that then opens up. If one has a very long thin corolla tube that opens up and splits a calyx open it only leaves one to wonder how strange or exotic the flower would look if one could keep the long thin corolla tube that unfolds into such a wonderful flower and simply shorten the calyx down to say 1 or 2 inches. That characteristic is apparent in some insignis crosses and such but generally not to any noteable extent... Just rambling blindly as ussual. I sincerly can't wait to start hybridizing with this hybrid at any rate and will most likely cross Noel to either Butterfly or another pink aurea...
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