John McLennan, New Zealand

Kiwi – spring moving

July 26, 2013
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Categories: Hybridizing, Seedling

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Hi Folks,

Time we had some Kiwi spring flowers as we have had a comparatively warm winter and the cut flower daffs have been underway for a month or so.

Malvern City, a very widely grown commercial flower, is in peak production in most North Island gardens as we are having a week or so of mild winter temps.

A few show quality flowers are appearing; a splendid all white seedling from John Hunter was the motivation to post some photos.

I had been lamenting to John H. that there was a  shortage of quality early whites to cross with my early  doubles, chasing early white doubles. Last season he kindly sent me 4 selections he had kept from a 1993 cross. The first two have flowered here this season and are very impressive.

The cross is J A H  3 – 93 ;  [ Penguin x ( Glendermott x Kotuku ) ]  –  x  –  Canisp

3 - 93 A  First  to  flower

3 – 93 A
First to flower

Very White, very  smooth ; Canisp  cup
Very White, very smooth; Canisp cup

3 - 93 D  ;  an  early  Canisp     pure  white .

3 – 93 D ; an early Canisp
pure white .

The  two  selections  together .

The two selections together .

 

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