21 Mar 2012

Starling x Blue Jean = ULRIKA

Starling 21 March 2012

Starling is a border (trädgårdsaurikel) that I obtained from England some years ago. I have been forcing it along with some other auriculas to bloom early for the Nordic Garden Show (Trädgårdsmässan), it has bloomed already. Starling is one of the parent plants for my own cross ULRIKA, I crossed it with Blue Jean to try and create a bluer variety. I’m rather pleased with ULRIKA is it is thrum eyed and not pin eyed like both of her parents. Thrum eyed is where the stigma is below the stamens (this is preferred), pin eyed is where the stigma is visible above the stamens. Starling produces very few offsets (divisions) and ULRIKA is the same, very few offsets are formed.
Starling 21 March 2012
Blue Jean
ULRIKA

3 comments:

  1. Det ska bli så roligt att få se din aurikel teater på mässan!
    /Helena

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  2. Å som jeg gleder meg til å se auriklene på messen:) Merker at jeg fikk akutt lyst på denne her også....

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  3. Og eva og barbro også... hjelpes meg, har fått helt samledilla:)

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