This should be a really neat cross.
Transformer is a cross grown from seed. The cross itself is Conway's Particolor X Murrillo's Light Peach. So it has within itself interesting genetics to start with.
Now, Every breeder has a "Flower Form" Plant, and you probably noticed you cannot buy pollen of this plant, well that is because we shall be using this for flower form in the future almost certainly. Look at that big beautiful flower.
I took a Picture of this flower on the 3rd day of bloom. Now on day 8 that pretty yellow flower went from That color to a gorgeous light Peach. Now, it is quite normal for a lighter peach to start out yellow, but the length of time it stayed that early yellow really isnt. Usually that happens in a few days.
So the plant has sneaky genetics that could put out just about anything even selfed, its just plain gorgeous, and your treated to 2 different flower colors in the same bloom.
Being born in the 70s and watching Cartoons in my tweens in the 80s, Transformer, More than meets the eye...it just seemed appropriate.
After talking to Val Thurston a bit, who I personally lean on when it comes to breeding flowers, We decided to go with Barry's "Im getting older and I want to see what these will be before I die, lets breed this thing" Choice.
We chose My Little Sister Rosita because it should pair well with the particolour genetics in the background of Transformer.
We thought it would be an interesting choice here to bring out that particolor. Because the only thing that is better than a giant gorgeous perfectly formed flower is a giant gorgeous perfectly formed particolor flower.
As of 11-16-2016 these 1 leaf Seedlings were 5" Tall