Moraea MM 10-02

The parents.   Seed parent: Moraea villosa   X   Pollen parent: Moraea tulbaghensis with green eye

Moraea villosa form A, Michael MaceX Moraea tulbaghensis, Bob Werra

The offspring

MM 10-02a (villosa X tulbaghensis), Michael MaceMM 10-02a (villosa X tulbaghensis), Michael MaceMM 10-02b (villosa X tulbaghensis), Michael Mace

MM 10-02a (first two photos) is a vibrant light orange flower with a blue eye. I like the contrast with the white style arms. MM 10-02b (third photo) is not as pretty, but I think it's significant. Seen from a distance, it looks mustard-colored. Up close, it has very interesting details, including an area near the green eye that looks red. This is the first time I've done a first-generation orange x purple cross where the colors actually mixed instead of the orange dominating.

I encourage you to click on the photos so you can see larger versions of them. The details in form B are especially interesting.

My only complaint about these plants is that the flowers are a bit small, taking after the M. tulbaghensis parent.


26.05.2013 - 23:07  

Mark W. Brown

This is one of the most original and fascinating results of your crossings producing a truely remarkable flower! I really like this firey mustard colour. And the green eye is quite beautiful. Bravo!

26.05.2013 - 23:33  

Michael Mace

Thanks, Mark!

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