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janerx
Haubstadt, IN
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2007
1:40 AM

Post #3457656

We have purchased some lily of the valley that is supposed to be pink. Maybe, if you try really hard, you might be able to detect a faint pink blush. Does this plant take several seasons for the bloom to develop a pink color? I am just wondering if this is the case, or if I got ripped off.
enya_34
Madison, WI

May 4, 2007
3:31 PM

Post #3462883

Hi. Watching this thread. I got some in trade last fall and was counting on seeing pink flowers later this spring.
Your post made me wonder.
rainy_jane
Hanson, KY
(Zone 6a)

May 6, 2007
6:01 AM

Post #3467683

I'm also curious to hear your reply as well since I have just plants some of the pink this spring along side of my white.
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 6, 2007
6:13 AM

Post #3467687

There is definitely a pink form of this plant and it is very pink. if you can't detect it you might have been "done". However I'd give them a year or so to settle down and they may come true.
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2007
6:14 AM

Post #3467688

I thought it was a very light pink blush... Really, there is a very pink version? All the ones I've ever seen are a light pinkish...

This message was edited May 6, 2007 5:16 AM
Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 16, 2007
12:40 PM

Post #3502905

I too have the pink form, I remembered them as being light pink in years past. I went out and checked on them. They are starting to go by, they are medium pink toward the base of the stem and lighten up toward the tip of the petal. If someone has a 'very pink' variety I would love to see pics.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 17, 2007
2:29 AM

Post #3505698

The pink ones are convallaria rosea

These pink ones are pretty pink.
http://www.quansettnurseries.com/Convallaria%20majalis%20Rosea.jpg

Here they are paler
http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=565

HEre they say "Shell Pink"
http://plants.thompson-morgan.com/product/8067/1

jrwbirds
Elberfeld, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 7, 2008
12:37 PM

Post #4918306

my pink ones seem to get darker each year, however, still are a soft pink, not deep pink
enya_34
Madison, WI

May 12, 2008
5:41 PM

Post #4941230

I will see my first blooms in a few weeks. It's been very late spring for me :( I can't wait.

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