Colour variation of the hybrid C. 'Ulla Silkens'

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Abgeschickt von Peter Corkhill am 31 Mai, 2001 um 20:56:44

This year several of my plants of the hybrid 'Ulla Silkens' have flowered for the first time and I have been astonished at the range of colour variation in plants that all germinated from the same seed pod. At one end of the spectrum flowers are a very pale lemon colour almost white with a delicate rose suffusion on the pouch but others are strongly marked with a deep red over much of the slipper and waxy white petals. All the flowers are larger than either of the parents i.e. flavum and reginae and the plants are robust and full of vigour. This is a really delightful hybrid and does well in the open garden given the right conditions.