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Jan 8, 2015 1:26 PM CST
Name: CC
I grew HH Candystripe for a season, and enjoyed it, but don't plan on growing it again. I am tired of it... And until just now, I didn't understand why.

I believe the tight variegation and the laciniated petals are just too busy for me. Shea's Rainbow and Colewood Cherie went bye-bye, too, for the same reason.

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I also tired of Carmen Fiesta and Mingus Toni's blended variegations, perhaps the yellow undertones is what ran any charm quickly down for me.
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Conversely, I really enjoyed Be A Sport (albeit the color scheme is not to my liking). The blunt petals deliver the bicolor punch in a rather delicious way that made me pause to enjoy the variegation inside. Granted, the form and color has a bit to be desired, and I would LOVE to see more of these consistent bi-variegates more readily available.

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I still love the Blackberry Ripple, but am hoping to find a similar one with better stems and a shorter season of open centers. The crisp white background and purplish red flecks are endlessly interesting to me, and always makes me pause in the row to admire them.

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For that matter, Hulin's Carnival is a constant wonder to me, as well... Perhaps the white background? Shrug! I love the look of Art Act and HH Bewitched, though. And HH Tigress was lots of fun, too.

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