MH1173B (Huben nr) 50 M 4.5, Red w'White Midrib, Dor Dip
This cross illustrates why there are no registrations from Autumn Minaret. Autumn Minaret is very late and will not set seed, so you need to save the pollen over the winter to put it on something nice. And then results don't look like much. But there are a few important things to notice: you can get excellent color clarity and green throats from your pod parent; vigor, height and 6 branches with 43 buds from Autumn Minaret. The next generation should produce some beauty with excellent plant habits.
Indelible Blood (Huben 2013) 44 M 4, Red Self, Dor Dip
(Sobek 90.34A * Red Spire)
Like most velvety reds, Indelible Blood is very difficult to photograph accurately. The photograph above is my best, yet it still doesn't show the true depth and intensity of the dark red color. However, it does show off the beautiful green throat and hint at the velvety sheen. The photo below shows more sheen and more or the oxblood-red darkness, but still cannot capture the true appearance. Indelible Blood is very simply the most durable red I've ever grown. It has all the types of sunfastness: I have never seen it curl, slick, fade or melt, not even in 100+ degree heat. It does not show thrips or aphid damage in my unsprayed garden. It is unfazed by rain. No blotchy petals from insects or water. The flowers close tight: no need to deadhead.
Sobek 90.34A (Sobek ) 24 M 4, Red Self, Dor Dip
(City Of Sin * Pardon Me)
Red Spire (Saxton 1996) 59 ML Re 3.5, Red w'Red Halo, Dor Dip
(Monseigneur Garnet * Jersey Beacon)
Autumn Minaret (Stout 1951) 72 ML 4, Yellow w'Red Eye, Dor Dip Fra
(H. altissima * H. fulva)
A classic. Totally erect 6 foot tall scapes. Carries melon, apparently. Pod sterile, pollen good.