Moorea Mamie Blue Moorea Cerena
Moorea Dark Kiss
Moorea Clara B. Moorea Fondness
Moorea Enchanted Skies Moorea Mama Kiss
Moorea Mamie Blue fascinated me … But I wanted a darker blue. I began to make crosses using Moorea Mamie Blue as carrier. I used all the flowers in my garden . The one I consider it special amongst them was Wallflower, as I guest in it the potential to help me achieve my (blue!) dreams.
I kept and sowing all seeds resulting from crossings between Moorea Mamie Blue and Wallflower. This was the first step: to find one that will result in a darker blue. Of all the flowering seedlings resulting from those seeds , I chose one that I called Moorea Cerena , a flower quite common, less beautiful than the rest. However, my intuition dictated me to use Moorea Cerena in order to get blue flowers .
I wanted at all costs to get that blue color as quickly as possible, despite my limited knowledge about hybridization at the time. I had to rely again on my intuition, that tiny voice existing in the mind of everyone. In any case, it was the merit of intuition rather than science when I chose Moorea Cerena to get blue flowers. I only had to find and how to do it, and as is often said , “practice makes perfect.”
After completing the steps of crossing and sowing the seedlings , I only had to wait for my new flowers!
Among them was one that I later called Moorea Dark Kiss. It was a complete success ! After three generations of seedlings , the flower of my dreams came out! I could not recover from my astonishment, but it was right there, in front of my eyes! Occasionally, the flowers had a darker tint, giving a violet-grey impression. Some other times, it was closer to blue.
I knew then that hybridizers around the world were looking for the same thing as I did. And they were completely unaware neither of my existence, nor of Moorea Dark Kiss.
To be continued.
Excerpt from Charles Atiu – HIBISCUS -A passion dedicated life
For your viewing pleasure, enclosed some more blue creations of Master Atiu
Moorea Dream of An Angel Moorea Eccentric Blue
Moorea Pentru Tine Moorea Princess Mona
Moorea Princess Sima Moorea Libellule Bleu