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For Tadd. Black Diamond is fairrieanum x delenatii. I've had this plant for years, this is the first time it has bloomed. Cute, if you can tell through my poor photography.
 
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Pretty flower, you can really see the influence of both parents. I had one flower for me this year also, very similar to yours. How big is your flower? I though mine seemed to be smaller than both parents.

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gary said:
Pretty flower, you can really see the influence of both parents. I had one flower for me this year also, very similar to yours. How big is your flower? I though mine seemed to be smaller than both parents.

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I haven't measured it, but I had pretty much the same impression. Smaller than I would have expected. The colors are a bit more vivid and crisp in person.
 

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TADD said:
Mmmmmmm fairrieanum..... Awesome! If you are underwhelmed with it I might be in the market sooon.....
Oh, I kind of like it. I knew it would be good, and I seem to recall paying actual dollars for it! *grin* But, it may fall apart into a few pieces next time I repot. If I ever get around to repotting...
 
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I did a quick check of Wildcatt, there are a number of awarded Black Diamonds (some more than 25 years ago) natural spreads from 7.5 cm to > 9 cm. I haven't seen any that size of the seedlings floating around.

Could this be an effect of whether or not the parvi was the pod or pollen parent. I seem to recall an article many years ago by Bob Jones regarding remaking Angela or perhaps Iona.

Any thoughts?

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Very nice, it is interesting to see how dominant delanatii is in all its crosses, regarding colour and shape
 

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