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One plant with different colored flowers - what is your opinion?

Posted by jujujojo none (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 27, 13 at 23:14

From African violets to Rhododendron, I tend to like the variations of colors on the same plant.

Do you enjoy it or do you resent it?

Weigela

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Azaleas:

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RE: One plant with different colored flowers - what is your opini

i would not call it.. having different colored flowers ...

i would term it.. more along the lines of opening to one color.. and fading thru a series of lesser colors ....

and i think that is a bonus from mother nature .... that the flower stays intact long enough to change.. before our very eyes.. and bloom in waves ....

as always.. thx for the pix

ken


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  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 28, 13 at 8:38

I like it!
Those are nice Azalea Bonsais.
Mike


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RE: One plant with different colored flowers - what is your opini

Since they are bonsai, they may be grafted, if not just aging flowers as Ken suggested although I've never seen an azalea planted in the ground do that. Needless to say, there are a LOT of azaleas around here.

Where did the pics come from?


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RE: One plant with different colored flowers - what is your opini

Posted by purpleinopp 8b AL (My Page) on Wed, Aug 28, 13 at 12:43

Many cultivars of Azaleas are known to have multi-colored flowers. For example, Satsuki azalea. Recall these occur in African violets, roses, peaches, etc. as well.


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RE: One plant with different colored flowers - what is your opini

These types of azaleas have different colored blooms. It is part of their DNA. Not a fading issue. Some camellias do the same thing.

I personally think it gives them a lot of character.

Love them.


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RE: One plant with different colored flowers - what is your opini

And this peach ...

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RE: One plant with different colored flowers - what is your opini

It's quite common in azaleas, roses, camellias, and others. Buds simply revert back to an earlier phenotype. Plus, they commonly produce sports (spontaneous mutations), many of which have been cultivated and become much favored garden cultivars.

The southern Indicas are famous for sporting and reverting right in our backyard gardens, for example. Bonsai culture has nothing to do with it. However, one of the Satsuki azaleas I trained for many years used to sport regularly on just one branch. I found it distracting on that particular specimen and would remove those flowers as soon as they showed color. In the landscape, I loved it.

Camellias do this even more than azaleas. I've seen all white, all pink, and striped blooms on camellias.


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RE: One plant with different colored flowers - what is your opini

Well this makes me want to pay more attention even if Azaleas are pretty boring to me. There sure are plenty of them around to observe. If I've seen this before out in the landscape, I probably thought it was a tangle of individuals.

There is no doubt the little potted trees are adorable!


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