• Dip. ht 28", dia 6", br 3 bc 21 semi, Diu, EM Forsyth Summer Snow x Heavenly Angel Ice Lemon Sorbet is the best plant so far from a long cross of Forsyth Summer Snow x Heavenly Angel Ice. All characteristics that make it a great garden plant and a high quality hybridizing plant are present. Selected for its scape as well as the flower, Lemon Sorbet is hardy, vigorous, and shows clean foliage. The Scape shows candelabra branching with an average of 21 buds (range of 11 to 36). It presents lovely light lemon yellow to near white blooms with lighter midribs. The gently ruffled flowers open well and present a relaxed posture, and at times the blooms quill. LS is fertile both ways and can contribute to a white program. It also holds genes for petal length, so can contribute to a long petaled white program. I also believe that Lemon Sorbet holds genetics for green throats via Forsyth Flaming Snow as the pollen parent of Forsyth Summer Snow. Lipstick Spitfire is being grown in two gardens in Minnesota, and multiple locations in North Dakota. It is doing exceptionally well in all.
  • Hang Wire

    Dip 45", dia 8" to 10", br 4, bc. 18, Late, variable crispate, semi-evergreen Orchid Corsage x Purple Satellite Asymmetrical pink crispate with light green throat. Petals roll and bend. This one moves! Large and long petaled, Hang Wire shows consistently quilled sepals and drooping falling petals. Note the photo in which Deb is holding a piece 8.5" x 11" paper pleated along the 11" length to form a ruler of sorts. I asked her to hold it in the plane of the bloom for a quick photo, and it measured 11.75" (I measured later that day with a 12" ruler to verify this). Copious rainfall helped the size of blooms that day, but HW usually has a diameter of 9" or 10". Hang Wire is an excellent parent and has Strong pollen. It occasionally presents bee pods but to date has resisted all of my own attempts to produce pods. The increase is good due to the influence of Purple Satellite, but PS also influences fan size, so they are on the smaller side. Hardiness and plant habit is excellent because of Orchid Corsage, and strong seedlings show this hardiness, as well as typical OC color (pink, lavender and near white). We recommend pollen be taken to deeply branched pod parents. The quirky petal display and quilling is often passed on, but HW can also produce graceful cascades.
  • Dip. ht 40" dia 5", br 3 to 4, bc 15, Mid, Diurnal, semi, crispate. Fertility: pod yes, pollen yes North Wind Dancer x Forsyth Pink Flying Dragon #2 Pink with very large yellow throat. Recurved petals and sepals. The blooms of Flamingo Horizon are blended yellow to pink and glow in sun or shade. The striking yellow throat covers about 40% of the flowerís surface, and the recurve of petals and sepals enhances this trait. Because of the recurve in both petals and sepals, it presents a smaller diameter than its sibs, but the recurve is consistent and enhances the color. I have not used it for some reason, but plan to since it combines excellent traits from both parents. North Wind Dancer contributes hardiness, UF form, a solid scape, along with a potential for cascade, quilling and cockerel forms (often when taking cascades or quilled blooms to recurved blooms, wonderful things happen). Forsyth Pink Flying Dragon contributes gorgeous color, the potential for exceptional size, as well as rich hybridizing potential via Dena Marie. Further, the color distribution suggests Bright Pink Horizon will combine well with green lines.
  • Dip. ht 30" Dia 7", br 2 bc 12, Mid, Diurnal, semi White self with Granny Smith apple green throat. Sepals and petals occasionally blushed pink. (Gadsden Icicle x Forsyth Flaming Snow) x Forsyth Garrett Mason x Peacock Maiden)) White self with apple green throat. Sepals and petals occasionally blushed pink. Cynthiaís Grace was named for Deb's beloved cousin, taken from us by cancer far too young. It is a truly sublime white with beautiful ruffling (most likely from Siloam Ralph Henry by way of Forsyth Garrett Mason). It is at its best when displaying its subtle edge blush on the sepals, or at times on both sepals and petals (likely from both FGM and Forsyth Flaming Snow). The green throat no doubt comes from Wyattís Cameo (via Slug Buster). Spring foliage is lovely. This bloom is the result of combining Wyatt Lefeverís whites and edged-no-eye line with Joyce Reinkeís whites (which are predominantly out of Franks Childsí whites). Peacock Maiden often shows an open form with a white throat, and this helps CG display its Granny Smith apple green throat. Junior Citation Winner $75 dbl