In 2015, we did not offer any new introductions because of health problems. Maybe that was good because it gave me another full year to evaluate the seedling we have had in the display beds. I have had a great spring/summer (heat wise) this year evaluating those seedlings and have tagged several to watch further as possible introductions for 2016. I hope you like them!
This is seedling No. 1004 (Doug's Caress (Holley 2009) X Camelot Red (Salter J. 2010). This, without a doubt, has been my most heavily used pollen parent and have set several pods on it. It is a full formed, rich saturated red with a wire white edge. The white watermark and the lemon to green throat complete the overall picture. Preliminary statistics: 28" 5¾" x 2¾" x 1¾" - 3 to 4 way branching, 17 buds. Here are some kids involving Seedling 1004.
Seedling 2041 [(1004 Doug's Caress X Camelot Red)
X Barbara Mandrell]
Probably my most used pollen parent of 2015.
Seedling 3055 (Cimarron Rose X 1004 Doug's Caress X Camelot Red)
Seedling 2097 [(Wild Cherry Roundup X Max Pickles) X 1004 Doug's
Caress X Camelot Red)]
Seedling 5063 (Cimarron Rose X 1004 Doug's Caress X Camelot Red)
Seedling 3075 (Pele's Tears X 1004 Doug's Caress X Camelot Red)
Seedling 2053 (Cimarron Rose X 1004 Doug's Caress X Camelot Red)
Seedling 3046 (Camelot Red X 1004 Doug's Caress X Camelot Red)
¾ Camelot Red
You can see that the seedlings of 1004 have maintained that rich saturated red and most with a white halo. The wire edge of white and yellow/green throat are also consistent.
I will have some additional possible introductions that I will add shortly.
Lee and Jean were born and raised in Iowa. They met in 1954 and were married in 1957. Both attended the Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa) and graduated in 1962. Both accepted teaching jobs in Council Bluffs, IA where they lived until moving to Tennessee in 1974. Lee retired as an administrator in the Dean's office at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Jean retired from the classroom in 1999. They have two children, two grandchildren and currently live in Hixson, TN with their two dogs, Sara Jessie, a yellow lab, Spikey, a rescued mixed breed, and a Snow Shoe Siamese cat, Shiloh.