Some flowers that are a little bit different.

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Some flowers that are a little bit different.

Postby redcrx » Jul 28, 2017 9:04 pm

I have started this topic because I came across another flower with something "unique". Normally this would have been buried in the "Weedlings are you keeping any?" topic but I have come across this "trait" on a few other plants that are named. While getting some photos of a plain green rectifolia weeding the style on the flower had a small purple band on it. I got some better photos today but it's hard to focus on.
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I noticed this "trait" on a few plants last season. I think 'Chariots of Fire' has the best example - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=58097&p=502032&hilit=style#p502032
I found it on Art Wrede's 'Otter Point' - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60316&p=502085&hilit=style#p502079
And also on one of Art Wrede's unnamed seedlings - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57978&p=502019&hilit=style#p502019
I just noticed this season that 'Lacy Belle' also has this purple band on the style - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56455#p502925
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Re: Some flowers that are a little bit different.

Postby redcrx » Aug 07, 2017 1:45 pm

While doing an update on Regal Splendor I noticed some color on the style. After I noticed the trait I focused on that for a few more photos.
The amount of color is highly variable. This first flower surprised me with the side color but its only on that front side - the back side is normal white I just didn't get a clear photo.
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And another flower:
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Re: Some flowers that are a little bit different.

Postby redcrx » Aug 17, 2017 9:36 am

I was out getting some photos of weedling flowers today and nearby is 'Phantom' in flower. So I took some photos of it and its flowers.
It also has some purple coloration on the style. I need to check my old photos to see if it shows up in them.
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Re: Some flowers that are a little bit different.

Postby Chris_W » Aug 17, 2017 2:32 pm

I love these sorts of little nuances with the flowers too. Like the translucent edges to the flower petals also :)
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Re: Some flowers that are a little bit different.

Postby redcrx » Aug 18, 2017 6:45 am

It's interesting how many differences there are. My camera often blurs things.

I have found a "fringe" on 'Rhino Hide' - a real old topic viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56764&p=488772
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Some of my old photos of 'Phantom' do show purple on the style - just blurry.
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Re: Some flowers that are a little bit different.

Postby Tigger » Aug 18, 2017 11:10 am

Ed, you should check out the styles on Peacock Strut. The last centimeter is purple, at least on blooms I saw this year. (Sadly, no pollen for use in hybridizing!)

I wish I had gotten a picture, but DH cut the scapes off when it was almost finished blooming. The "bloom" picture in the hosta library is useless.

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Re: Some flowers that are a little bit different.

Postby redcrx » Aug 18, 2017 12:19 pm

I don't have that. But I see it's from 'Riptide' which I have. I need to check it.

'Riptide' has a hint of color on the on the loop potion of the style but not on the end. I need to get some fresh photos.

This also ties in with 'Phantom' which is also out of 'Riptide'.
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