219 genes make the difference

szarvas, Hungary

I know that the tendency was towards the creation of cultivars with flowers that remain open longer and still beautiful longer but I never imagined that the series Youjiro was the starting point.
youjiro pink flowered much and it is true that the flowers are always beautiful at noon.

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szarvas, Hungary

The series Youjiro is a serie that dates from 1975 created by Mr.Yoshiaki Yoneda - interspecific cross with Ipomoea Purpurea.
After 100 hand pollinations only 2 or 3 have been fruitful.

All other cultivars with a cross have another source: the Mount Fuji serie, which is a very old group of cultivars - with all Fuji no .... Beni, Murasaki, Ao,Sora etc.....
Here Fuji no Momo is totaly different - large flower with a "normal" foliage.

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szarvas, Hungary

Since the arrival of Ipomoea in Japan and for 1,000 years there was only simple type MG .
Fans had only two wishes: to get other colors and other sizes.
Like today they wanted bright colors and large flowers.
Size:
Initially the flowers had the trumpet-shaped corolla and consisted of 5 petaloid welded.
Something like that :

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szarvas, Hungary

Even today some cultivars still have the old type.
We forgive them if they bloom like crazy. LOL

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szarvas, Hungary

With the advent of gene DG-1, gi and RE-1, "Yo" (corolla) as the Japanese call , begin to increase the size. The corolla has now 6, 7, 8 and 9 petaloid.
What gave the flowers larger and especially with a different architecture - they became voluptuous..... impressive.

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szarvas, Hungary

There are a lot of cultivars with large flower and only 5 petaloids.

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szarvas, Hungary

And there are many small flowers with 5 petaloid (here it is easy to count) who have many Cham.
The rule is that there are no rules.
Here Blue Crystal (Q 1078)

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East Bridgewater, MA


I'm very much enjoying your photos and commentary!

(Becky) in Sebastian, FL(Zone 10a)

Dany - Love your lessons on MG history! Thanks for sharing what you have discovered about MGs as well as your amazing photos!

"The rule is that there are no rules." I couldn't agree more! MGs are unpredictable and never cease to amaze and awe me with their diversity and beauty. :-)

Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

In love with the Blue Crystal.

North of Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

yeah, me too.

(Debra) Derby, KS(Zone 6a)

me three...

Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

LOL

szarvas, Hungary

LOL
I will grow this beauty in 2010.

Over 80% of MG single flower this 5 or 6 petaloid.
Here Blue Drizzling with 3.5 petals Blue and 1.5 white petal .LOL

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szarvas, Hungary

Sometimes the same plant produces flowers with 5 to 6 or 7 petaloid.
This is the case of Fuji.
Here Fuji no Murasaki .

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szarvas, Hungary

Sometime very hard to count.

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szarvas, Hungary

Here is Dragon Shiun with 7 petaloid and medium size bloom.

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szarvas, Hungary

Narumi Lagoon (Q 0159) with 7 petaloid.
p.s.: presence of gene pt (small flag) and gene pr the blue line.

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szarvas, Hungary

The only major MG with 8 petaloid I have grown is that one (NOID)

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szarvas, Hungary

This photo is a nice summary, this shows that just by the size of the MG world is very diverse.
What kind of flowers you will grow in the future - the left or the right?

ps: if someone has a picture of a flower with petaloid 9 is the time to post here, I have never seen!

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(Debra) Derby, KS(Zone 6a)

Dany, until this thread, I never even knew there was a word called petaloid or even what it meant. Thanks!

szarvas, Hungary

Some size record :
1815 - 4.7 inches
1887 - 5.9
1923 - 7.9
1964 - 9.6
1966 - 9.8 inches with Azuma Girl.
1979 - 10.4 http://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/dany12_1249964600_114.jpg
1999 - 9.8 inches.
These measures were taken during the competitions.

"Bonsai" cup and using specific fertilizers can help ! LOL

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szarvas, Hungary

We are going there :
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1081720/

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Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

The no id purple is a beaut, post ending #304, but I'm crazy about Strawberries and Creme just above.

szarvas, Hungary

Who is seeking - he'll find!
Ladies and gentlemen, here is a 9 petaloid MG :
The name is: FUJI PEACH.
! WOW WOW!

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(Becky) in Sebastian, FL(Zone 10a)

NICE ONE, Dany! Looks quite large! 6+ inches in diameter! Beautiful! Doesn't look peach color though ... more of a pinkish color. Love the speckles!

Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

Wow is right.

(Debra) Derby, KS(Zone 6a)

Okay I am swooning now. that is awsome!

Baton Rouge area, LA(Zone 8b)

10 is possible. :)

szarvas, Hungary

Bet you !!! Karen

Note the little flags do not count !
LOL

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Baton Rouge area, LA(Zone 8b)

LOL! :)

szarvas, Hungary

Maybe this one with 10 but in principle at the present day the maximum number is 9.

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(Becky) in Sebastian, FL(Zone 10a)

Pretty impressive bleed-out pattern on that beauty! NICE!!!

North of Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

yes, Danny. That is SOOOOO pretty!

Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

A gorgeous bloom, I love it.

Norfolk, VA

Dany, is that yellow morning glory ipomoea nil?

szarvas, Hungary

This photo is from Japan, is there may be a small effect - different cameras give different pictures.
http://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/2010/02/23/dany12/485f01_tn.jpg
But there existed a few decades ago a Nil cultivar ( that has disappeared )who has really yellow flowers .

The yellow Nil at the moment is the cultivar "Full Moon".
Here a picture of 2009.

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szarvas, Hungary

They are very yellow on the bags.

http://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/2009/02/02/dany12/aab6a3_tn.jpg
And especially in bud or when the flowers open.

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Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

Full Moon is really nice.

Gautier, MS

Really like it too, a real knock-out gorgeous!!

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