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■(SPX) 'Date With Destiny'

2009, Black

'Date With Destiny' ( Paul Black, R. 2009). Sdlg. K297B. SPEC-X, 18" (46 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards medium violet-blue; style arms same, grey-white edges; Falls medium plum haft blending to red violet becoming pale violet at edge, dark violet-blue center stripe extending ¾ way down, hafts veined white; beards light violet tipped old gold in throat, brassy gold in middle, white at end; ruffled; pronounced spicy fragrance. 'Alberta Clipper' sibling. Mid-America 2009. Honorable Mention 2012, Award of Merit 2014.

Hybridizer's Comment: Species X - most closely resembles a very short IB - Date With Destiny, along with its sib Alberta Clipper, has the potential to add an almost unimagineable dimension to the SDB class and to a lesser degree the IB class. Traditional SDBs usually have one branch and 2-3 buds. On occasion one will have 2 branches and 4-6 buds. The problem has been that the later types tend to open multiple blooms on branching that is too close to display them without becoming a bunchy mess. In this respect, Date With Destiny overcomes this problem. Amazingly, the foliage remains short so as not to interfere with the flowers and well-spaced branching provides plenty of space for them to open properly without bunching. Flowers also remain proportionately small. The other major effect is pushing SDB bloom time well into TB season. I say FABULOUS! Classically formed flowers have mid violet blue standards and blended band on darker red violet falls. This represents an amazing pool of genetic material.

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-- BrockHeilman - 2009-12-10
  • Branching, branching, branching! -- LoicT - 10 Dec 2009
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DATE_WITH_DESTINY.jpgjpg DATE_WITH_DESTINY.jpg manage 60 K 01 Feb 2010 - 17:28 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
Date_With_Destiny_2008_Black-SPX--.JPGJPG Date_With_Destiny_2008_Black-SPX--.JPG manage 56 K 10 Dec 2009 - 21:18 Main.tasquierloic Photo : Loïc TASQUIER - The Netherlands Zone 7
Date_With_Destiny_2008_Black-SPX-.jpgjpg Date_With_Destiny_2008_Black-SPX-.jpg manage 59 K 10 Dec 2009 - 21:16 Main.tasquierloic Photo Paul BLACK - Oregon
Date_With_Destiny_2008_Black-SPX_-.JPGJPG Date_With_Destiny_2008_Black-SPX_-.JPG manage 51 K 10 Dec 2009 - 21:19 Main.tasquierloic Photo : Loïc TASQUIER - The Netherlands Zone 7
Date_With_Destiny_2008_Black-SPX_-_-.JPGJPG Date_With_Destiny_2008_Black-SPX_-_-.JPG manage 39 K 10 Dec 2009 - 21:20 Main.tasquierloic Photo : Loïc TASQUIER - The Netherlands Zone 7
IMG_4192-X2_date_with_destiny.jpgjpg IMG_4192-X2_date_with_destiny.jpg manage 194 K 17 Feb 2016 - 05:00 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
MDateWithDestinyoblkp.JPGJPG MDateWithDestinyoblkp.JPG manage 74 K 29 Jun 2012 - 19:46 KentPfeiffer Taken at Mid-America Garden on May 20, 2011
datewithdestiny01.jpgjpg datewithdestiny01.jpg manage 44 K 16 Oct 2014 - 21:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
datewithdestiny02.jpgjpg datewithdestiny02.jpg manage 69 K 19 Apr 2015 - 15:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
datewithdestiny03.jpgjpg datewithdestiny03.jpg manage 60 K 14 Jun 2015 - 15:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
Topic revision: r22 - 28 Feb 2016, Betsy881
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