Why, oh, why? Would it have to be more floriferous to be considered awardable? You can't argue with the quality of the flowers/the cross IMHO.... was not recognized by AOS today.
I agree Jens wholeheartedly! This flower is just shouting ‘Look at Me!’.Why, oh, why? Would it have to be more floriferous to be considered awardable? You can't argue with the quality of the flowers/the cross IMHO.
Consider this no faint compliment coming from a former, staunch speciesist as yours truly!
PS. Personally, I tend to prefer the flowers of this cross a wee tidbit more than your Ph. Crystal Surprise - which was awarded?!
The thought of rounder petals didn't so much as cross my mind, as I saw so much bellina/violacea in it. By second thought, this might have been the reason, why this former self-avowed speciesist prefered it to your recently awarded Phal!.... it needed fully rounder petals aka fuller form. This I think is true with novelties but since this parentage is 94% star shaped species, an allowance should be given to well shaped flowers with intense colors.