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Wompom Song (Huben 2016) 30 E 5, Melon Self, Dor Dip Bud Emo
Named in honor the the brilliant Flanders & Swann song. Why Wompom? Because of the potential breeding versatility. It is an early, large, fertile, melon, bud building rebloom carrier with a green throat. Wompom has an extraordinary long bloom season due to strong and reliable bud building of up to 9 buds per branch in my garden, and it throws that characteristic to some of its offspring. Usually, Wompom has 4 branches and 30 buds. It's vigorous and attractive in the garden. Wompom is not registered as a rebloomer because it seldom reblooms in my home garden, but your mileage may vary.
Here's an example of a bud-building branch: you can see 3 pods and 6 unopened buds making a nice clockwise spiral.
MH1156D (Huben ) 30 E 4, Melon Self, Dor Dip Bud
(Wompom Song * Sunshine On Clouds)
A pale melon bud builder with 3 branches, 20 buds, and excellent increase in my garden.
MH9808J (Huben )
(Chippewa Bride * Millie Schlumpf)
Early And Often (Huben 2001) 26 E Re 4, Peach Polychrome, Dor Dip Ext Fra Noc
(Sunny Honey * Sobek 94.12)
Honorable Mention award 2006! At last: a northern rebloomer that isn't yellow or gold. The heart of my breeding program, producing a great diversity of seedlings, many of them rebloomers. Very rapid increase. Tested and found highly rust resistant (a character passed to most of its kids.) Early And Often was my first introduction, and has lived up to its promise as a continuous rebloomer; it blooms non stop from early July until frost. Some growers report as many as seven sets of scapes per season. Unlike other diploid rebloomers, it is a color clarifier and readily gives up the melon tones in seedlings.
Sunny Honey (Millikan 1989) 24 E Re 3.5, Yellow Self, Sev Dip Noc
(Stella De Oro * Brocaded Gown)
Sobek 94.12 (Sobek ) 28 E 4.5, Cream Self, Dor Dip
(Three Seasons * Tuscawilla Tranquility)