REVOLUTION (Stamile,P.) TET 3118-B (Magic Lake x Bella Sera) 29” EMRe.
emo. Ev. 6.5” x 3.5” x 2.5”. 6-way branching (3 laterals + terminal
“w”). 38 buds.
The first of its kind! The beginning of the
revolution. GREEN REVOLUTION is the first purple that I have seen where
the edge is green. Even when crossing green edged pinks and lavenders
to purples with white or gold edges the inevitable result is a purple
with a gold edge. Why the green edge occurred this time is somewhat of
a mystery. Green edges have never been associated with the BELLA SERA
seedlings. The secret, I believe, lies in MAGIC LAKE which has long
been associated with chartreuse edging.
Very well liked and admired in the garden and one of
Guy’s favorites, GREEN REVOLUTION has both wonderful color and great
substance. Flowers open well without any hanging up, are very resistant
to thrip and hold up well in the sun. I have seen a few GREEN
REVOLUTION seedlings and it definitely passes on the green edge, not
every seedling, but enough to be impressed with its genetics.
While the edge on GREEN REVOLUTION is only citron
green (a shade of pale green) I have no doubt we are seeing a
progenitor of emerald green edges in purples, reds and blacks. “Viva la
green revolution!” Fertile both ways.