In response to, "the one I chose this year."
This one reminds me of some Oddball Hybrid morning glory seeds I bought from Wuv'n Acres. I don't have any blooms yet but I wonder if they will resemble the ones in your photo. The leaves look very similar as well.
Congrats Dany! You got one of my Silver Shadows seeds that I had crossed! It is Silver Shadows (mother vine) crossed with either Mauve Splash or Sazanami. Looks like possibly Mauve Splash, but I can't be sure. Which one do you and others think it is?
I was hoping someone got a cross and grew it out to share photos! Thanks for posting pictures! :-) It is just as beautiful as I was hoping. Later blooms may give more of a clue as to who the father truly is. :-) So cool!!! ♥
Two things I noticed about the cross ... The white border gene from the SS became more pronounced on the cross and the gray color from SS seems completely gone though the pink throat is showing up on the cross. Just goes to show that you can be very surprised with what a cross will produce. I wonder what the F2 seeds will produce? Maybe gray color? Sure makes one wonder, doesn't it?
These flowers ( 3032 )are always sterile ( till now ), even very early in the morning !
Sazanami sometime is fertile very early in the morning and one hour later stamens are brown and pollen rotted.
Even the flowers that show only a white style I have doubts about fertility!
Dany - I had the same problem with Sazanami. Early on with the first few blooms they seemed to have viable pollen. But as the vine aged, the blooms became completely sterile. No viable anthers or stamens - everything was shrunken and brown. Very disappointing! Maybe you will get lucky and get a good cross! :-)
Dany - 2011 has been the year for me to grow I. purpureas outdoors! They've done the best of all my MGs this year. :-) Your tagged purpurea is awesome! Love it! I really like the color of the Ipomoea indica Edith Piaf. A much softer blue than the I. indica that I have.
I like your Silver Shadows cross a lot! The blooms turned out so awesome! You really have had a nice show of MGs this year, Dany!
that I. cairica will root from cuttings, make sure you make some extra plants of that one, maybe you already do. A friend of mine used to grow this and it took over her yard so she pulled it all out... darn ... she did send me a rooted cutting and It did bloom for me, but I think I only got one seed and when we moved here it just didn't make it through the storage at the location we had them, by the time it took for us to find a house most of my species mgs were gone.
Debra, you do? OOOH, I'd love at least 4 seeds, just in case I can't germinate them. I didn't know you were growing this one! Let me know if there is anything I've got that you may want in trade... do you by chance have any of the pandurata seeds also, I'd like to try to grow yours along with patootie's.
I don't know what happened to my computer, but all the letters are coming out really small and long sentences, did DG do something to change the site?
In this container there are three plants of Q1044, one of three plant has that flowers in shades of purple ( same foliage but bloom different).
It is a cultivar that produces fertile seeds - however it disappeared from the collections Joseph had a few years ago, same for Arlan (Atenkley).
The lavender and purple color disappears in future generations? That's too bad. I love your colors!
That's the way it is with MGs ... very hard to stabilize a lot of them. I gave up! I just enjoy whatever Mother Nature sends my way! I also like what Kyushu University is do by numbering them instead of naming them. It's too ridiculous to try to come up with a new name for an endless variety of vines/blooms that often don't come true from seeds anyway! I think the Japanese are way ahead of us through their experience of growing these amazing vines since the 1600's! http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/asagao/yoneda_db/e/species/kozufu.html
If the gene 'six star' exist, pass it on a flower representing a cross ( Sydney, Crimson Rambler, Milky Way etc... ) is interesting but purpurea shibori it is stupid!
On this plant of purpurea Grandpa it is the third flower of six star that I see!
" Bonjour !
Un amis qui habite la Floride voudrait pouvoir reševoir 1 ou 2 plants d' Ipomoea Indica Edith Piaf ( version claire de Ip. Indica ) ... je sais que hors de France vous n'envoyez pas mais pourriez vous faire une exception ? Tous les risques sont Ó sa charge ... il n'aura pas de rÚclamations ... je croise les doigts !
Merši, d'avance ! "
To : ETS HORTICOLE POIROUX - Le Petit Beauregard,D760 - FR 85340 OLONNE SUR MER
I have found the source for Edith Piaf. If I succeed, I will try to mail you a good budded root of Edith Piaf , or something else I have and which you might like. I have a new friend in Puerto Rico who will be sending me several kinds of plants. Many will be morning glory seeds from the wild.
Rex, did you send me some cuttings of some red and green stuff a while back? It is still alive and spread about in three pots now if u are the one who sent it.. :)
SOrry to talk off subject here.,
the mgs from Dany I planted are sure growing well so far!
Yes, that was me. Do you know its name? I thought it was an Iresine one time. I still have it too.
How's Mr. Stinky doing? >>>> I used a very invasive plant vine that came from the Philipines to bundle some other cuttings I sent Debra. I had stripped all the leaves off . Even so, somehow it got rooted. There are companies in Europe and in the USA too that sell that. Sunshine Seeds in Germany, for example. I think it is botanically, Paederia foetida.
Well, that lil sprig turned into a nice size clump, i bring it in every winter, and the stinkweed? It is still surviving out thru snowy winters and very draught filled summers here so zone info must be changed?
I keep it pulled, cut and all, it comes right back, but not where it will hurt anything. The irsine is one of my favorite things. Thank you for sending it to me.
I also planted some seeds from Dany and they are growing fast!