PINK MIGRATION (Mitsch/Havens) 1988 4W-P. M. 17" (Precedent x Pink Cloud) G70/6. Some years ago Lawali, a slightly pink semi-double was used quite extensively to breed pink doubles. Pink Migration is a much more refined flower with broader petaloids and much deeper pink coloration.
It is a semi-double with a broad perianth, backing broad petaloids with less in the corona, nearly every flower containing a stigma and most containing pollen.
For this reason it has been most useful in hybridizing for us, setting copious quantities of seed. Many of the progeny are full doubles with deep color. Late in the season, it possesses a strong stem and short neck, thus creating a fine decorative flower as
FIRST FORMAL (Throckmorton) 1974 3W-YWP. LM. (Air-castle x Gossamer) T66/21/1. When it first opens, this beautifully correct flower would remind one of Aircastle with a narrow pink rim.
The flat and expanding corona possesses a greenish eye with shadings of opalescent colors, out towards the rim, which later becomes a cinnamon gold as the flower matures.
The perianth is white and becomes whiter with age as well. This is a flower to delight as it goes through its color changes which are subtle and yet notable. One of our personal favorites.
REFRAIN (Mitsch) 1983 2W-P. M. 21" (Romance x Cool Flame) LL14/4. Much like Culmination, this is usually a little taller and a few days earlier to bloom.
It is a good show flower. Good form, fine substance, strong stems, and attractive color make this one of our best pinks. Produces rough bulbs some years.
A very large, well-rounded overlapping flat, white perianth. Saucer-shaped, ruffled and frilled, small lemon crown. This should be a beautiful show flower. The strong tall stems hold the big blooms well aloft in the field.