Jackie, it came as Dauphin a few years ago, and there was a species name which was similar, but I can't find anything on it now with a quick Google search. It's relatively shade tolerant and can be grown in a container the size of a brandy glass to anything larger - viviparous too. But, as Debra once said, it "fwoze."
Our current aquatic victim is Margaret Mary which so far is blooming beautifully in its temporary laundry basin among Christmas roses running amok beneath box elders.
Blue, I remember a Daubin that was in one of the Water Lily catalogs. It was small and
tropical. Dauphin might be an offspring. I lost one of the blues many yrs go. I should have set up a small tub in the g house and it could have wintered there safely, Hindsite and all that...
Jackie, you're right - this is Nymphaea x daubenyana 'Dauben' - not Dauphin. I would love to grow this one again, due to the $-saving attribute of being able to grow an offset in a small glass jar over winter, from where the leaf meets the "stalk" - that has worked fine in the past with just winter window light - not to mention the shade tolerance and adaptability to small containers all summer.
Karen, someone here at Daves might be growing it. I ordered sds one yr for a blue but
I didn't have any luck trying to grow the small blue from sd. I found seeds at Chilterns in England.
My last order from them was incinerated by customs. :-(
Dany - boo to the Powers that Be for so little pollen on such gorgeous morning glories!
(To newbies - there are a couple of diagrams in the sticky index, under Morphology, of a morning glory that show where the pollen is, which is on the anthers. There are 5 anthers that carry the pollen and that are located around the stigma in the middle - http://www.cs.umb.edu/~whaber/Monte/Plant/Conv/conv-part.html . The sticky index also has a section on pollination which shows how this works.)
Jackie - Big Ouch on customs incinerating Chiltern's seeds, which imho has a selection without par in other American vendors that I know about. Hopefully next year I'll be able to do a search for the Dauben again.
My late-germinated morning glories are vining and there are more to get into the ground and away from each other's tendrils - gonna be in the 90s and humid today - easier on the flowers than on the human
Oops Luvs - we crossed - Dany's #3 is calling to me
I am confused- my MGs are all in the same conditions, but only one group is blooming- (1st photo)- they have small skimpy leaves, and the other two trellises have nice big leaves but no blooms-the middle one is showing some, but the lush one on the left only has very tiny (3rd photo) clusters of tiny buds which fall off. The stems have big growths that almost look like thorns- is that the things that grab to climb? If all I am going to get is leaves they are coming up fast! Any help is welcome.
Hmm ! ... in fact it is an hybrid whith Black King !
1 - here a totaly Mauve splah ... but a petunia !
2 - this year, we are late for everythings.
3 - finely drawn!
4 - colors ... I love!
5 - "Mauve splash" has many different forms ... here with an occasional patch of white.
Dany, thank you especially for #1 - am starved for blue sky. It's been raining/drizzling here for weeks just like it did when Dad was stationed in Germany long ago. Am enjoying your glories while we wait for ours to bloom.
Jackie, your Spinach substitute plant looks very interesting. Please save me a few of your mix purpurea seeds Jackie.
Glad your back with us too Debra!
First 2 blooms from earlier this week, last 2 from today. Jackie, the label on the 2nd bloom says it's from a lavender & a lighter lavender color from lavender swirl that I had last year. I have 2 vines that had the same label and have the same type blooms. I do have 2 vines that I started after that batch with your no Mai seeds and I'm looking forward to see what blooms I get.
before I left I had some unusual blooms
one is sposed to be lindheimer and the other the corymbosa, but who knows..evrything outside is late late late..
nothing fancy growing here yet..
I see a lot of what I have grown in the past being posted here, all from seeds you have sent me, I could go back to last year and the year before and have some things ID i think.
Pink Silk should have nil leaves, pretty sure its a nil. I never even thought about it until I saw the heart shaped lvs. ;-)
Helena, I found one of those gold ladybug looking bugs on my pandy lvs. That's what 's destroying all my pandy lvs. A horrible pest.
One of my tubs with at least 4 mg vines in it is looking sick/in shock.
Bet I lose all 4 without knowing what happened to it. SMH
Jackie - love the conniptions that gold finches go into over Black-Eyed Susan. Some unknown gardener left a bag of their roots on our steps one summer, and now I, and other neighbors, know why they were such treasured "old settlers."
Karen, I never see the lovely Gold Finches anymore. Used to see them
each yr in mid spring to early summer.
The other side of the path was also lined with Black Eyed Susans. Wish we had not pulled them, would have been quite a sight. I was so worried about snakes coming out from under them. I'll leave them next yr so they can
make their statement. Very impressive when you have 15 feet or more on each side of the walkway in full bloom. No wonder I'm getting chased by so many varmints, lol
1 - The previous cultivar with dark blue ... it's even better!
2 - This one I thought lost!
3 - Very beautiful " café au lait ".
4 - From Azuremore ... small flowers ± sterile ! ... ideal for cruising with n°1 .
5 - Healthy foliage!
Jackie, Your Black Eye Susans are a little different from mine. I also had a nice display earlier this year but after they started to go to seed I pulled them all out. I'm pretty sure I will get some more next year.
Dany, your mg's are to die for. Very gorgeous! I keep trying to start seedling from Karen's2005 seed packet to get one like yours #3 "café au lait" but had not had any luck yet. Too many of my seedlings died cause of the rain.
Helena, I understand about the rain, I carry my vines in and out, in every evening as a new storm approaches and out every morning for the sunshine.
They did get a good soaking night b4 last which helped wash off bugs but
they can't handle that much rain everyday so no choice but to do what I'm doing.
When my Black Eyed Susans start getting ugly, I'll pull them up too because
they will come right back next spring. They are easy to pull up in big clumps if they come up where you prefer they don't.
Dany, love # 2 and # 3
A beautiful blue from Helenas sds, thanks Helena