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S. flava atropurpurea hybrid x flava rubricorpora

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An interesting tray full of older seedlings from a cross between S. flava atropurpurea hybrid and flava rubricorpora. Some start off rubricorpora-like then morph to atropurpruea-like later in the season under full sun. The S. atropurpurea parent looks like an atropurpurea except it produces orange flowers, hence its hybrid status.

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[/url]Tray of atropurp hybrid x rubricorpora by Djoni C, on Flickr[/img]

Shots of individuals from this tray. The photos of the dark ones do not justify how dark they really are.

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[/url]atropurp hybrid x rubricorpora by Djoni C, on Flickr[/img]
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[/url]atropurp hybrid x rubricorpora 2 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/img]
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[/url]atropurp hybrid x rubricorpora 4 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/img]
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[/url]atropurp hybrid x rubricorpora 3 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/img]

No, it did not rain here and we are still in a drought with incessant inferno temps. The photos were taken shortly after my daily evening spray-down of my sarrs during this unusual heat wave. I don’t know of spaying them down has any benefit, but is certainly a good excuse to cool myself down in the process :p
 

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Sooo many pretty babies!!! How old are these?

Thank you. The photo does not do justice to the dark one in the fourth pic, it is much darker in person. A person from Southern Oregon started them from seed and gave them to me a couple years ago so not entirely sure, but the tag says 2013 so I am assuming they are around 4 years old. If flower stalks appear next year that would be about right. They were set back a bit the first season in my care going from "inside-under-lights" conditions to my outside "sink-or-swim" conditions. Believe it or not these were actually the culls of this seedling batch and that is how I ended up with them, they did not look this nice at that time.
 
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