This cross was pure experiment; I wanted to see what would happen if I crossed these two orange hybrids. MM 11-161a (first photo) is about what you'd expect: it looks like a pale form of Moraea neopavonia. But MM 11-161b (second photo) was a shock. In person it's more of a mahogany color than this photograph suggests, but still it feels like a step in the path to a red Moraea. I'm glad to say that it's turning out to be a fairly good pollen parent. I was able to make several crosses with it in 2013, including one with the plum-colored hybrid MM 10-03d. I'll be fascinated to see that flower in a few years.
Forms A and B went from seed to bloom in two years.
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