Moraea MM 10-16

The parents   Seed parent: Moraea MM 99-00 (atropunctata? x neopavonia)   X   Pollen parent: Moraea gigandra

Moraea MM 99-00a (atropunctata? × neopavonia), dark center, Michael MaceX Moraea gigandra, Michael Mace

The offspring

Moraea MM 10-16a (MM 99-00 X gigandra), Michael MaceMoraea MM 10-16b (MM 99-00 X gigandra), Michael Mace

MM 10-16a (first photo). About the only Moraea gigandra characteristic you can spot in this flower is its velvety, mottled black center. MM 10-16b (second photo) has a faint purple-mauve blush to it.

This is another part of my continuing effort to mix orange and purple Moraeas. As in so many other cases, the first results turned out to be pale orange.

Compare these to the reciprocal cross, Moraea MM 10-03.

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