BORDER (Stamile,P.) TET 5280-A [(Pink Intrigue x Tetra Beautiful
Edgings) X Winter Springs] 30” MRe. emo. Ev. 5.5” x 3” x 2”. 5-way
branching (2 laterals + terminal “w”). 25 buds.
Ever since I bloomed the first seedlings from Tetra
BEAUTIFUL EDGINGS, Tetra SEAL OF APPROVAL, Tetra UNIQUE STYLE, Tetra
SWEDISH GIRL and Tetra FORSYTH FLAMING SNOW, I noted the
one thing they all had in common were very good plant habit but rather
plain, unruffled flowers with older looking forms.
How do you make these tailored flowers fancy without losing the picotee
edge? It seemed to me the best course of action was to take them then
to a gold edged white and see if I could get fancy but keep the
picotee. This worked especially well. Picotees with an induced parent
on one side produce more picotees. The difficult part seems not to be
in getting them fancy or picoteed but in intensifying that edge color
so that it looks to be painted on.
FANCY BORDER with its orchid lavender edge combines the best “fanciness
” and picotee edging I have seen. Here is color and ruffling not only
on the petals but the sepals as well. This is a flower that would be
selected even if it was not uniquely picoteed. As a result, FANCY
BORDER has been one of our most used parents for flowers that are not
only picoteed but beautiful flowers as well.
FANCY BORDER is also not just a pretty face. It has beautiful foliage, and excellent plant habit. Top drawer. Fertile both ways.