Moraea MM 03-07

The parents   Seed parent: Moraea MM 99-00 (atropunctata? x neopavonia)   X   Pollen parent: Moraea villosa F
Moraea MM 99-00a (atropunctata? × neopavonia), dark center, Michael MaceX Moraea villosa form F, Michael Mace

The offspring

Moraea MM 03-07a ((atropunctata? × neopavonia) X villosa), Michael MaceMoraea MM 03-07a ((atropunctata? × neopavonia) X villosa), Michael MaceMoraea MM 03-07B ((atropunctata? × neopavonia) X villosa), Michael MaceMoraea MM 03-07b ((atropunctata? × neopavonia) X villosa), Michael MaceMoraea MM 03-07b ((atropunctata? × neopavonia) X villosa) in bud, Michael MaceMoraea MM 03-07b ((atropunctata? × neopavonia) X villosa), Michael Mace

MM 03-07a (first two photos) is pale orange with darker orange in the center, and a small blue eye. The backs of the tepals are unmarked. This plant is about as vigorous as the average Moraea species. Unfortunately, it may be a dead end genetically; I have yet to breed it successfully as either a seed or pollen parent. But I plan to try some more before I give up.

MM 03-07b (photos 3-6) is gaudy. It has a huge vivid blue eye outlined in black, and has purple spots on the backs of the tepals. This is a very vigorous plant that produces lots of offsets and has a very high bud count. The plant produces copious amounts of pollen, but is not a great pollen parent; so far I've been able to cross it onto only M. villosa. As a seed parent it's moderately successful, with seven good crosses so far. The third and fourth photos show the flowers. The fifth photo is a bud. You can see the spots on the backs of the tepals. The flowers start off a fairly strong orange color and fade as they expand. The sixth photo shows the back of the tepals in a fully open flower.

Crossing a Moraea hybrid with a species often produces interesting variations, and this one is a great example. The two variants are both pale orange flowers with blue eyes, but beyond that there are some cool differences.

(By the way, in case you're wondering, I've tried several times to cross A and B together, with no success.)

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