This is #7 Auricula Field, or Apple Field, planted in 2018. Three seedlings flowered in their first year, a rare occurence; one of them is blooming in the distance (top right). A fourth, a very tantalizingly dark red self, was almost open when the first snow buried it in November. In their second spring (first in the garden), a good hundred of these should bloom. In addition to seedlings from my hand-pollinated red selfs, there are several seedlings out of ‘Starling’ and … I don’t remember what else. It will exciting to see.
Not sure whether these are all the same plant, two plants, or three. Looks like two.
The rest of these are chosen from the many auricula photos I took last year. Many beautiful, or at least interesting, plants, even in a poor year. 2019 will be better.