*DOUBLE IMAGE (Stamile,P) TET 9133 [(Clovette
Adams x Night Embers) X Puccini] 29 ERe. vfr. emo. ev. 6
flower. 7-way branching. (5 + terminal y) 50 buds. 100% double for me.
You would think looking at this clear rose pink with its powder pink watermark
and grass green throat that it came from a long line of pink doubles.
In fact, it came from a melon crossed to a black red that gave a medium
red. This medium red seedling was crossed to a cream yellow and the result
was the rose pink double, DOUBLE IMAGE. With the complexity of the genetic
structure of tetraploids it can be very difficult to predict precise
outcomes and DOUBLE IMAGE clearly shows this.
When I evaluate doubles
I always ask if the flower would be pretty as a single or is it special
only because it is double. DOUBLE IMAGE would make a beautiful single with
its clear color and full round form. DOUBLE IMAGE also has some of the
best branching I have seen in a double. Both it and its parent PUCCINI
pass this branching on. DOUBLE IMAGE has exquisite plant habit with
branches and flowers blooming well above the leaves. A must
for the hybridizer wishing to push the color envelope or to incorporate
branching and plant habit. Fertile both ways