|River Road Alterna|
Adult. It's often said that River Road orange doesn't stack up well against the orange found on the eastern alterna population. I don't find this to be the case. River Road alterna have distinctive orange that is different in character but still drop dead gorgeous on its own. Some River's have a very distinct "tomato red" quality to the orange while others, like the one pictured here, exhibit a soft, creamy orange. I think part of this negative perception arises from the fact that eastern alterna have been line bred for many years for increasingly bright orange while most western alterna have been bred for their mind-boggling patterns.