Moraea MM 11-135

The parents.   Seed parent: Moraea MM 99-00b (atropunctata? x neopavonia)   X   Pollen parent: Moraea MM 03-98b (atropunctata x calcicola)

Moraea MM 99-00b (atropunctata? × neopavonia), light-centered form, Michael MaceX Moraea MM-03-98b (atropunctata × calcicola), Michael Mace

The offspring

Moraea MM 11-135a (MM 99-00b (atropunctata? × neopavonia) X MM 03-98b (atropunctata x calcicola) ), Michael MaceMoraea MM 11-135b (MM 99-00b (atropunctata? × neopavonia) X MM 03-98b (atropunctata x calcicola) ), Michael Mace

MM 11-135a is the first photo, and MM 11-135b is the second. This is a very similar cross to MM 11-128, but the results were quite a different. I was hoping for an orange flower with spots. Instead, I got a couple of flowers that look a lot like the seed parent. Could this cross have self-pollinated? Maybe, but they are paler that the parent, so I suspect this is a genuine cross.

There are several more corms from this cross that haven't bloomed yet. I'll will be interested to see if any of them look like MM 11-128.

This plant went from seed to bloom in two years.

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