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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.
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.
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.
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.
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...

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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.

Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 17, 2007
2:29 AM

Post #3505698

The pink ones are convallaria rosea

These pink ones are pretty pink.

Here they are paler

HEre they say "Shell Pink"

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
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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