Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Kanai Sensei (Huben 06)

Kanai Sensei (Huben 06) 18 E Re 3, Melon Polychrome, Dor Dip Emo
Early And Often * Rosy Returns
Seedling number: MH0010.4

Kanai Sensei is named for my Aikido and Iaido teacher for 20 years. It always opens to a perfect little bagle, of a peculiarly difficult to describe color. It has a tiny green throat, and somewhere between 6 and 16 buds depending on how well it is grown. It's sunfast, and has excellent low foliage. What makes it special though (besides the excellent rebloom) is the phenominal increase. It's the fastest increaser in my garden, yet doesn't seem to get too crowded. Its small stature, rapid increase, good foliage, rebloom, and nice clumping habit make it well suited for edging. As a parent for rebloomers, it throws all those characteristics very nicely: see MH040211.

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