Joseph, The gray bloom is a beauty, definitely a jaw dropper which is
my favorite type of bloom. lol
The lovely pink is covered in a sprinkling of Star Dust. Wonderful
blooms you're getting this season.
This JMG was actually closer to red, but photographed pinkish red. It is another one from a mix I grew several years ago, although for the life of me, I do not remember this colored flower being in the container. It appears a bit like Dainagon, which I think I grew that year, too. It is a big flower JMG, and stayed open all day to sunset.
Most Japanese morning glories will not even remain open past noon. The red one I just posted stayed open because it was a relatively cool day today. It would most likely have closed earlier if it had been a very hot day today.
Some species, such as Ipomoea obscura, will open up in the afternoon, and then there are the species that open up near sunset.
*swoon* Now that is PINK!
still waiting here for jmgs, I keep pulling out pink and blue i. purps from the poles so the jmgs can have more room, but the i. purps that are in their special spots are going crazy.
Thanks, Tony. I liked your latest photo, which is referred to as tie-dye, shibori or blizzard, but all may agree that it is beautiful.
What type of camera are you using, Tony? Is there a way to direct the focusing mechanism onto the flower? It appears the autofocus is looking beyond the subject in your photo and focuses on the background.
Tony, this one makes a good amount of seeds. Mine did last yr even though it was planted in the ground. I planted Pink Tie Dye again but
it did not come up. I love this one so going to try again in a starter pot.
Thanks Joseph & everyone hopefully I'll get seeds from Sazanami, the bottom blooms are fancy while blooms o top of vine are more plain.
I guess a cross from Purple Dawn-not. Had to help it open as I had to travel early.
Helena - Outstanding blooms! I believe that I am "first" in line for seeds of your beautiful Sazanami! (From another website post.) LOL! Your Fuji no Monet is just gorgeous! I am so glad yours turned out to be the true purple blooming vine instead of the pink or white blooming vine gene. :-) :-)
Joseph - Nice pink bloom.
Debra - Won't be long now before you have lots of blooms on your vines, too!
Tony - Did you purchase seeds for Tie-dye Pink? If not, have you ever grown Hanafubuki or Ushio? If so, that might be what your tie-dye looking pink bloom is. Here is a photo of one of my first blooms on my Hanafubuki last year. Of course the blooms changed drastically after the first few and looked more typical of that cultivar. Love your wire cage in your pot.
If it is Helena's photo WB stands for Wedding Bells, a variety of Ipomoea tricolor. That was an awesome display of flowers for this cultivar. I hope you get a bunch of seeds from all those flowers, Helena!
Becky beautiful blooms!! The seeds I got from blue marble were tan instead of the dark brown-black as original so I'm not sure if it reverted to what it was originally or crossed. I need to start some more of those to see what I get.
Thank you, Helena. Hey are you still growing salvia? I am but only try a few new ones each year and mainly ones that will be perennial here in Delaware or if not hardy will flower during the regular growing season and not in the winter months.
Becky, Kanoko has a red speckled flower. My plant's flower was red speckled. No peach color in real life.
Thanks Jackie. Itwould be great to get some blooms on that vine.
Yes I am Joseph though they have taken a back seat I have 'Wendy's Wish', Scarlet Spires and a few I started myself from seeds. I still love them and I think a lot easier to start & grow them inside since I wasn't successful to get any mg's to bloom inside!
I love the Sazanami, Helena! The blooms will hopefully mutate like the lavender ones I grew last year and produce some interesting future blooms! I love your blue ones! And I find the Fuji no Monet to be such a gorgeous bloomer! Love ALL of yours!
Joseph - Some nice N series vines. Where did you say you get them from?
Here is a collage of some of mine from this year. I have individual photos on another site.
Jackie - I am taking your advice and trying to root 5 cutting of my lavender Sazanami in a vase. Seems my squirrels or some other animal broke the main vine off and I found almost the entire vine wilting this morning. Grrrr ... But I cut them up into 5 pieces and have them in water right now. I even have a bloom on one of the vines! LOL! I have my fingers crossed that they produce roots so I can transplant them into a bucket soon. :-)
Impressive, especially the pink silk and all the mutant blooms are incredibles. I am waiting for some pretty ones to climb and bloom... So far, I only have 2 different kinds blooming. The shredded purple from Summer Hills does not seem to be producing seeds. I may need to try to hand pollinate...
Thanks Jackie and Nicole! I can't wait to see more of what you both are growing this year! :-)
Tony - It will be identical ONLY if the cross is stable. It usually takes 3 generations of grow-outs to know that. Sometimes more depending on the hybrid. So the answer to your question ... you won't know until you grow it out again and again and again. (At least 3 times!) :-)
I was saying that if I was to take the F1 single cross and cross it with a pure bred with the pure bred being the mother, would the seeds harvested from that 3 way cross be identical. Sorry if I asked the question in a misunderstanding way.
Tony - I honestly don't know. I would think that if you crossed the F1 with the mother plant that you might get something that looks like both ... or the mother plant ... or the offspring plant ... or even something totally different if a recessive gene shows up! LOL! Sorry I couldn't give you a more definite answer. If you want it to look the same, I'd cross it with itself and then think positive and maybe sing to your vine... :-p~~~
Becky, Oops, forgot you are trying your hand at rooting your broken stem
cuttings. Sometimes they can root so fast I don't even have time
to change out the rooting water. I just give then an inch or so of water to root in. Just forget about them for a few days and you will probably find them rooted. :-)