It is the last fling of the PCI season, and I have spent an evening or two recording this season's crosses. I was surprised to see that I had made nearly 50!
One of the last seedlings to flower is one that is reportedly an I. tenax cross with ‘Gold Dusted.’ I am not sure that the bees were not at work here, as the seedling is tiny – less than four inches high – and has flowers of a shade and shape that bring a refined SDB to mind. I love it!
Also in flower, in pots in the shade, is this lovely ‘Foothill Banner’ seedling. The flowers are quite small, on tall stems, but they are stunning. It gives interesting seedlings too, so I have used its children a bit this year, crossing with some light pinks.