Friday, December 5, 2014

Schlumbergera seedling no. 008

Neither the flower color nor the flower shape has been as variable as I had been hoping for,1 and when shape deviates from the norm, it tends to be unpleasant. Behold Schlumbergera "Frightened Dog."

The name, obviously, derives from the excessively reflexed petals, which look to me like a dog with its ears flattened against its head.

The color is nice, I guess, but I don't really see any reason to keep "Frightened Dog" around just for that when I've got "Clownfish" and "Safety Vest."

They can't all be gems, you know.


1 Though I'm probably being unreasonable when it comes to color: the odds are high that most of these are siblings from a 'Caribbean Dancer' x NOID salmon/peach cross.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Cute name. heh

I do agree with you about its form -- not a keeper.