Common Ground
160

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((Scarlet Angel x Blue Pearl) x (Life and Liberty x Blue Riviera)) ht. 26”/66cm, EM, rebloom, 3 branches, 21 buds, sev, tetraploid. Very good disease tolerance, cold hardy, fertile both ways.  A bright violet red base has a large indigo eye surrounded by a red violet mascara band above a green throat.  This flower marks a significant turning point in the daunting task of crossing thoroughbred reds and blues to create a pleasant mix. It’s trickier than it sounds, at least in our experience. Neither line wants to give in, resulting in few offspring worth keeping.  But that changed when these parents compromised to produce just the right colors and proportions to make the mix work.  Meet me in the middle at 160.