I have had Frans Hal for years and it is a really good grower, lots of branches and blooms. It isn't my very favorite but it is bright and cheerful, so I have decided to make a special area for it with DLs that look smashing with it. I will take some pics of the ones I have blooming now that will go in that bed. I think I will add Bittersweet Destiny and Sunset Celebration if I can find them. Are they still blooming Karen?
Frans Hal ML bed
Thanks Caitlin. I'd like to see that and to see your Frans Hal too.
It has pretty kids too------and it's easy---pop the seeds in in the Fall and they come up in the Spring-although I keep losing track of who the daddy is-------------------------Weedy
I have some seeds from last year from this one. I'll have to try it!
Blomma, I have wondered about using FH for hybridizing and whether all the kids would be bicolors. Is that purply bee pod a bicolor also?
Some other DLs I just added to the FH bed are Sombrero Way and Lady Lucille and Tigger. They are also still blooming. Sombrero Way is one of my faves.
I would like to get some bi-color spiders and have been crossing FH with a lot of spiders and ufo's. Maybe in a couple of years I will know.
This message was edited Aug 3, 2012 5:30 AM
caitlin, So far only one seedling from FH bloomed. It is pretty but no, it is not a bicolor. I more or less ignored crossing it this summer. I had so many new tets to cross before going to work.