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First of the first

The first of the seedlings to flower this year. Planted only a few months ago this plant has species blood. Gladioli tristis pollen was put to one of my my hybrids and it possesses tristis qualities in spades, early flowering, tight foliage somewhere in between tristis and the small flowering hybrids and medium height as well.

Left in the ground this Winter it will flower even earlier next year.

There's a whole raft of these seedlings coming through in the next few days, mostly in the same colour palette, but one Dark purple is showing six flower stems from one corm, I'll post later.

The purple one is my hybrid, the pollen is from tristis, the creamy yellow/white flower.

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