Sunday, February 8, 2015

Butterscotch Marble

 As novice hybridizer, I thought the easiest way to make a purple rebloomer would be to cross Super Purple with Stella de Oro. When the results were laughable, I gave away all the seedlings--except for one that had an interesting butterscotchy look.

Butterscotch Marble covers itself with little rounded blooms that blend yellow, gold and butterscotch tones. Some red veins and orange streaks. You get twice as many flowers in the evening as the next day's flowers open on this nocturnal bloomer.

Each bloom is a unique swirl of butterscotch colors. Tiny gold pleats edge the sepals and there is often a red pencil edge on petals. A happy bloomer that starts mid-June here. An eager grower and increaser, with 2-3 way branching and a budcount up to 20. 

Stella de Oro x Super Purple
Flower 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8"
Height 20-24"

Introduced at $35

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