What A Looker
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WHAT A LOOKER (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Late 33” (84cm) pronounced sweet fragrance Pink, pink and nothing but pink including the beards. The pink pigment is overlaid on a warm white ground that prevents contamination from any other color. The pink beards approaching red will make anyone stop and turn with admiring glances. It is a garden favorite that catches most everyone’s eyes. Eight to nine more simply formed flowers are presented on three perfectly spaced branches. Robust blue-green foliage is a big plus for pink TBs that can have less than stellar foliage. Sdlg. Z14A: Strawberry Shake X Black V186A: involved
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Too Mixed Up
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TOO MIXED UP (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Late 30” (76cm) pronounced spicy fragrance If broken colored sorts are your proclivity, ‘Too Mixed Up’ should be on your must have list. Flowers are the ultimate in ruffled form but buds are bit lacking at 6-7. Standards are silvery white with random dashes, segments and slashes of violet to red violet. Falls are the same except rosy peach hafts. Two colored beards have tangerine throats ending in light lavender. Vigorous growth. Sdlg. X115B: Big Break X Break In
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To Too Two
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TO TOO TWO (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Late 33” (84cm) slight sweet fragrance Unlike the English language, these alluring uncomplicated flowers need no explanation; they are simply beautiful. Raspberry rose standards color is repeated in a blended band around cream to light peach falls. Orange beards provide a pointed accent. Makes a more subtle statement in the landscape. Sdlg. Z119C: Black V160G (Black S158A, Like a Breeze pod parent x Enough is Enough) X Time Out
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Later Alligator
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LATER ALLIGATOR (Paul Black 22) TB Early-Midseason 34” (86cm) pronounced sweet fragrance Be careful this intriguing character doesn’t sneak up on you. Swirling mid to light slate blue standards are flushed darker gray violet up midribs. Ruffled mustard yellow falls have paler centers and are veined darker gold. Show stalks with 3 branches and spur have 8-10 buds which is characteristic of both parents. Robust growth ensures this gator will be back year after year. Sdlg. Y46A: Black U10, Luxuriant sib X Black W130A: (Black T19B, Lost World sib x Secret Agenda
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Girls Wanna Have Fun
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GIRLS WANNA HAVE FUN (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Very Late 35” (89cm) pronounced sweet fragrance Combinations of the plicata pattern with other patterns have created a seemingly never ending universe of new and unique patterns and colors. One of those is a butterfly type design where a luminata patch would be. There will be many variations of these to come. This one has mid pink standards with subtle darker rose lines and outer edge. Velvety dark purple-black falls have white darted chevon haft patches overlaid with near black lines sandwiched between purple sanded veins in a modified butterfly pattern. Coral beards enhance its uniqueness. Clumps are gloriously filled with an abundance of stalks having 3 branches and 8-9 buds. Sdlg. Z88W: Dearest X Black U53X, Rise Like a Phoenix sib
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Expanding Universe
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EXPANDING UNIVERSE (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Late 35” (89cm) slight sweet fragrance This cross is another that yielded many quality seedlings from which choices had to be made as to what goes and what stays. Big broad and heavily ruffled flowers are presented on strong show stalks. Standards have wide purple black plicata bands and only centers show their white ground. Styles are near black. Super wide falls are warm white shaded buff over hafts. Dark purple plicata bands encircle the falls and unusual waxy black chevrons surround rich dark black-brown beards. Strong show stalks have 3 branches and spur to show of 10-12 buds. A must have. Sdlg. Z74H: Goat Rodeo sib
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Essence Of Beauty
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ESSENCE OF BEAUTY (Paul Black 22) TB Early-Midseason 33” (84cm) no fragrance Ooh la la, all those undulating ruffles and vivid apricot, orange and pink blending decorated with even darker bold orange beards. All this lusciousness is carried on strong stalks having 3 branches and 8-9 buds. For those breeding broken color sorts, this one has B/Cs on both sides of the parentage. Sdlg. X113B: Big Break X Black U22B: ((Magical Glow x Impulsive) x Black R170C, Simply Coral sib)
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Crocodile Smile
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CROCODILE SMILE (Paul Black 22) TB Late-Very Late 35” (89cm) pronounced sweet fragrance If I could have only one of my plicatas to breed with, it would be this one. Its genetic diversity, including several instances of ‘Dolce’ plus SDBs, IBs, tet MTBs, BBs and TBs, has given rise to unique colors and patterns in addition to solid growth. White ground standards are washed pale mustard becoming darker toward edges then embellished with darker mustard fine veining overall and white edges. Yellow styles are held within strongly held standards. Expansive white ground falls are widely plicata banded dark olive gold with more olive random dotting and line down centers, over centers and haft. Unique olive gold beards complete this unusual creature. Three branches have 7-8 buds. Sdlg. Y55A: Black U14A, Drag Race pod parent X Black W191A, Black Label pollen parent
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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
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BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY (Paul Black 22) TB Early-Midseason 29” (74cm) pronounced sweet fragrance Reveille sounds as the brilliant sun rises just like the vivid yellow-gold standards of this showy flower. Pristine white falls have dark amber bands with red-violet halos inside them. Big bright yellow beards echo the standards color. Three branches and 8-9 buds ensure a lengthy bloom. Showy clumps and shorter stature provide a bright spot toward the front of your landscape. Sdlg. X89E, Paisley Print sib
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Adrenaline Junkie
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ADRENALINE JUNKIE (Paul Black 22) TB Early-Midseason 30” (76cm) no fragrance These early bright blooming clumps will get you pumped up for the coming bloom season. Peach pink standards blend to buttery peach margins. Mid peach falls blend darker toward edges and have widely spaced dark purple veins overall. Fat vivid orange beards keep your heart pounding. Myriads of show stalks have 3 branches and 7-8 buds. Sdlg. Z43W: Will You Be Mine X V78A: (R76D: (Opening Number x M29DD: (Ransom Note x What’s My Line)) x R108B: (N121AA: (City of Gold x Snowed In) x One of a Kind))
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Time Capsule
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TIME CAPSULE (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Very Late 33” (84cm) slight sweet fragrance I’ve thought for a while it was time for an update of the older, ‘Sand and Sea’. My ideal goal is yellow standards and band on blue falls. ‘Time Capsule’ is a notable step toward that goal. Dark red-violet standards base blend to gray then brassy gold then to tan margins. Pale blue falls are narrowly banded light yellow. Distinctive mid blue beards are tipped from tan throats to white ends. Compact flowers are lightly ruffled and laced. Three branches present 7-8 flowers. Sdlg. Z50C: Black V110B: (Fred and Ginger x Go for Broke) X Black V118A, Only the Shadow Knows sib
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Streak Attack
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STREAK ATTACK (Paul Black 22) TB Early-Midseason 30” (76cm) Blue-green and white variegated foliage in itself is relatively rare but then add purple base foliage and it becomes something quite exceptional. It is also one of the more stable variegated foliage types. Flower color is variable ranging from brownish plum to red violet with some flowers having large broken color segments of both. Flowers on some stalks are quite uniform for color while others are more varied. White hafts are veined and mottled auburn. Variegated stalks have 3 branches and 7-9 buds. Sdlg. X95B: Variegated Wonder X Black N128A: (Cool Confidence x J22A: *variegated foliage sport* (Crazy for You x Distant Roads))
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Stop The Presses
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STOP THE PRESSES (Paul Black 22) TB Early-Midseason 33” (84cm) slight musky fragrance Few people can resist its brilliant color that makes a strong statement in the garden. Clear pink standard centers blend to rich medium orange. Mid orange falls have a marked gold undertone that showcases the vivid orange beards. Three branches produce 7-8 buds. Sdlg. X20B, Bring on the Bright sib
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Starry Starry Night
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STARRY STARRY NIGHT (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Very Late 36” (91cm) slight musky fragrance It is a night you’ll long remember. Classically formed, ruffled and lightly laced purple black flowers have standards with white sanded veins over their centers that show their plicata heritage. White fall hafts have closely spaced purple black lines and sanded veins transitioning to velvety purple black falls. Butterscotch beards turn to white climaxing in a white shooting star dart for a dramatic accent. It has a stunning presence even before opening. Bud reverses have chartreuse haft centers streaking into white center bands then white veins streaking into dark purple outer bands. It is an awesome look. Sturdy growth produces 4 well-spaced branches but only 7 buds. As if this wasn’t enough, it has been a mystery progenitor of many broken color plicatas. There is nothing in the parentage to suggest this trait. I’m still exploring its potential. In one cross, about a third of the seedlings looked like it, a third were standard plicata types and a third were broken color plicatas. There is much to be explored! Sdlg. Y161A: Me and My Shadow X Black V159B, Pleasure’s All Mine sib
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Slightly Broken
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SLIGHTLY BROKEN (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Late 29” (74cm) pronounced spicy fragrance It lives up to its name. Mid to dark ruby bi-tone flowers have minimal random peachy orange slashes. Three branches have 7-8 buds. Sdlg. Z245A: Mambo Italiano X Black V170A, Last of the Wine pollen parent
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Show Me The Money
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SHOW ME THE MONEY (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Late 37” (94cm) pronounced spicy fragrance And make it in blazingly bright gold. Intensely saturated, slightly bi-toned yellow-gold blooms have a dramatic charisma you won’t soon forget. Orange beards insist you come have a closer look. You’ll love these large, heavily substanced, classically formed blooms with strongly flared falls. Show stalks have 3 branches and 8-9 buds. ‘Nostalgic Memory’ has been an excellent parent for quality seedlings in a wide assortment of colors. Sdlg. Y93K: Nostalgic Memory X Black U1U, Luxuriant sib
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Politely Pink
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POLITELY PINK (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Very Late 31” (79cm) slight sweet fragrance Its not the least bit pushy or brash. Subtle beauty is its allure. Pastel pink standards blend paler to delicate white edges. White fall centers blend to light pink then lighten toward edges and have darker pink texture veins. White beards whisper to get your attention; no need to shout. Three evenly spaced branches produce 7-8 buds. ‘Politely Pink’ was a charmer from the minute it first opened as a seedling. Sdlg. Y43C, Butterscotch Bliss sib
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Lace And Promises
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LACE AND PROMISES (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Very Late 37” (94cm) no fragrance Large voluptuous blooms are breathtakingly presented on statuesque stalks that will draw comments of admiration in your garden. Pale violet blue standards color is repeated in lighter beards set on white falls. Each bloom is precisely edged in lace and their heavy substance promises they’ll be a lasting presence for you to enjoy. Sdlg. Y45C: Black U10, Luxuriant sib X Black U51B, When Angels Sing sib
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Goat Rodeo
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GOAT RODEO (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Very Late 35” (89cm) slight sweet fragrance Many early blooming plicatas were a disaster in colder climates because of their related early growth. ‘Goat Rodeo’ is another from my lines to produce later blooming, cold hardy and vigorous plicatas. Dark wine standards show a small central patch of white ground. Pale yellow ground falls are widely banded dark brownish wine with hafts more heavily sanded dark brown. Marigold beards are just the right pop of accent color. Strong growth produces stalks with 3 branches and 8-10 buds. Sdlg. Z74F: Black V127H, Plum Frost sib X Steal Your Heart
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Felix The Cat
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FELIX THE CAT (Paul Black 22) TB Midseason-Late 35” (89cm) slight sweet fragrance This mischievous cat has plenty of pizzazz, charm and a cutting wit. Light tan standards are sanded and shaded cinnamon. Broad mid yellow falls have wide burgundy plicata bands with hafts and centers sanded and dotted burgundy; sometimes more and sometimes less. Markings can be quite variable. Two evenly spaced branches provide 7 buds. Sdlg. Z100X, Background Noise sib
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