Friday, September 24, 2010

Pink Shibori Asagao


Pink Shibori Asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Compare this lovely bright pink shibori flower with the one posted below, both were produced by the same plant. I enjoy this variability in the flowers. It seems the more pronounced shibori pattern is expressed more frequently as the plant ages.

Flying Spark Asagao


Flying Spark Asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Flying Spark is a prolific flower maker, and what flowers they are! Huge billowy brown flowers with a white margin. Fortunately this one is a good seed maker.

N35


N35, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Noriko Takemura's collection of asagao has made another keeper, a deep blue shibori flower on this late bloomer.

Q1141 Reverse Tube Variegated Leaf Ipomoea purpurea

On occasion, one plant in the series of four plants infrequently makes a typical purple Ipomoea purpurea flower. For the most part the plants are making bountiful numbers of these reverse tube slightly yellow flowers.

Blue Striated Star Asagao


Blue Striated Star Asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This is definitely one for blue flower lovers.

Large Flower Asagao Pink Ray with Blue Limb

Huge flowers of the most pleasant color combination of pink and blue!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pink and slight blue shibori asagao

This last posting for tonight is another Yamato-Noen product, which has produced very large flowers having finely separated lines of both light pink and blue. It is really quite an interesting flower to watch as it changes color over the course of the day, to darker pink lines of color.

Pink shibori (Yamato-Noen)


Pink shibori (Yamato-Noen), originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Here is a beauty I have thoroughly enjoyed this summer, a pink shibori/blizzard flower form with gently variegated green leaves. The seeds are marketed by the Japanese seed company Yamato-Noen. If you look closely at the tube of the flower, a hint of yellow can be seen in there. Not as strong a yellow as you see in flowers of Ipomoea tricolor cultivars but it sure appears to be present in this I. nil strain. However, it is odd that it is less pronounced when you click on the photo...maybe this is a PIGMENT of my imagination?

Seto (Yamato-Noen)


Seto (Yamato-Noen), originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Here is a Yamato-Noen CV 'Seto'. Another large flower Japanese asagao that is making huge saturated purple flowers now, with variegated leaves.

N27


N27, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I love the vivid purple color in the flower of this Japanese asagao. This is how some of the blue ray asagao flowers fade to at the end of the day.

Kami


Kami, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

A huge large flower Japanese asagao with brilliant pink flowers and large dragonfly shaped variegated leaves. The flower stays open all day for me, in its semi-shaded location.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cynda's Kanoko


Kanoko, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Cynda's Kanoko flowers seem to be more profusely and densely red speckled than other strains in this variety.

Blue Ray Asagao


Blue Ray Asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

These flowers command attention from all visitors to the garden.

Noriko Takemura's Pink and Grey Shibori

The first flowers of this pink and grey Japanese morning glory were mainly pink. The grey shibori/blizzard pattern began to emerge recently. It makes a very large flower.

Reverse Tube Asagao


Reverse Tube Asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

The limb of the flower gets increasingly larger as the season goes on for this unusual flower.

Fuzzy Dipteran


Fuzzy Dipteran, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This fuzzy fly sat down next to me as I was taking photos this morning. It was sunning itself on a morning glory leaf and permitted me to get a close to take its picture.

Pink Blizzard Delight


Pink Blizzard Delight, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This morning glory is a total delight to see, and there are tons of these flowers on the trellis!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Grey Blizzard Asagao


Grey Blizzard Asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

An unusual flower pattern, blizzard coloration on a dusky grey flower.

N19


N19, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Lovely large sky blue flowers. I hope it will make seeds but it appears it may not be too fertile.

N24


N24, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

The pink halo around the tube of this blue flower is enchanting.

Pink Blizzard Delight


Pink Blizzard Delight, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

These brightly colored flowers are a delight to see.

N39


N39, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Very intense pink with leaves showing variegation.

N19-1


N19-1, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Blue to die for!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Reverse tube asagao


Reverse tube asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Silver Bell


Silver Bell, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Red split petal asagao


Red split petal asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Reverse tube asagao


Reverse tube asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Reverse tube asagao


Reverse tube asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Reverse tube asagao


Reverse tube asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Kanoko


Kanoko, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Pink Blizzard Delight


Pink Blizzard Delight, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

N17


N17, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

The dense blue color in the flower is truly remarkable.

Ginro asagao


Ginro asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Noriko's Ginro, a gift, thank you.

N27


N27, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Leaves and flowers of this variety are huge!

N46


N46, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I love this shade of blue.

N36


N36, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

These flowers are simply elegant.

Large flower asagao


Large flower asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I am looking forward to the blizzard variations this large flower asagao will throw out.

Yamato-Noen 'Seto'


Yamato-Noen 'Seto', originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Large flower asagao with nice density of color.

Q1141 reverse tube flower


Q1141 reverse tube flower, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Reverse tube flower and yellow color are quite rare in Ipomoea purpurea.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Reverse tube asagao


Reverse tube asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Similar to previously posted reverse tube asagao except without white border and not as large a flower.

Reverse tube asagao


Reverse tube asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

The plant is making larger flowers as it ages, much to my delight.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Reverse Tube Asagao


Reverse Tube Asagao, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

You can see the general shape of the leaf and flower face of this reverse tube Japanese morning glory. I am glad to see it is making seeds.

Pink Blizzard Delight


Pink Blizzard Delight, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I look forward to these large flowers every morning.

Blue Blizzard variant


Blue Blizzard variant, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I really like the dark blue ring that circles the flower tube.

Flying Spark


Flying Spark, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Pink Japanese Morning Glory


Pink Japanese Morning Glory, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Sold to me as "Shikanoko", also known as 'Kanoko', by an unscrupulous eBay vendor, I like it because of its very large flower and darker pink color with lighter color on the primary folds. It also has very large variegated leaves.

Blue Blizzard Delight


Blue Blizzard Delight, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Also from eBay vendor that came as a stray seed in the packet that gave rise to the Pink Blizzard Delight vines shown below.

Flying Spark Y-N


Flying Spark Y-N, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Flying Spark asagao, from the Yamato-Noen Collection. A very large flower with alluring colors and nicely variegated leaves.

Japanese morning glory maple gene and split corolla

Thanks to Nobu Kato, I am able to see in real life this beautiful asagao, showing maple gene in leaf form and split corolla. Quite stunning yellow-green leaves and flower quite unusual.

Seto Y-N


Seto Y-N, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Seto asagao from Yamato-Noen collection. It has very large flowers.