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Four O'Clocks - Broken Colors vs Kaleidescope

Posted by rosieo z6/7 NC (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 12, 09 at 9:55

What's the difference between these two varieties? The catalog pictures look just the same. I had Kaleidescopes last year, this year they're harder to find but Broken Colors looks like the exact same thing. So, what's the difference?


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RE: Four O'Clocks - Broken Colors vs Kaleidescope

I'd venture to guess same plant. Found a seller over here, but still looks like the same thing you can get locally. Most of the references I see have a slash: Broken Colors/Kaleidoscope, which gives me reason to think that they are often referred to as either, but are actually the same thing

RE: Four O'Clocks - Broken Colors vs Kaleidescope

My analysis is that the 'Broken Colors' don't have the stripes and/or speckles of the 'Kaleidoscope' blooms. The former has different colors on each flower, but they are solid colorings. This must be the distinction between the two types.

RE: Four O'Clocks - Broken Colors vs Kaleidescope

My above distinction may be wrong. Was looking at my Thompson & Morgan catalog yesterday, and I noticed their picture of 'Broken Colors' showed color streaking in the petals. Maybe streaked and solid versions exist for BCs; maybe they've used the wrong picture. What's your opinion?

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