Hello, stranger!

Michael Mace mikemace@att.net
Sat, 13 Feb 2010 22:36:02 PST
Back in 2003, I mentioned on the list that I'd just had the first flower
from a hybrid bulb I'd crossed: Gladiolus gracilis x G. priorii.  Cathy
Craig suggested that I post a picture to the wiki, but I didn't have a
digital camera at the time, so I never followed through.

In the years since, I thought I had lost the hybrid.  But this week there
was a flower in a pot whose tag had been lost, and sure enough it was that
hybrid again.  This time I have a digital camera, so I posted a photo to the
wiki.  It's at the bottom of the Gladiolus hybrids page:

Gladiolus gracilis is pale blue, and G. priorii is scarlet.  Their offspring
has an appealing dark magenta color that's washed through the flower like
watercolor paint.  It's a pretty little thing.

San Jose, CA
(where the hills look like Ireland after all this rain)

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