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.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Q1141 Reverse Tube Variegated Leaf Ipomoea purpurea, originally uploaded by Gerris2.
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.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
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.
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?
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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.
Friday, August 27, 2010
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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.
Japanese morning glory maple gene and split corolla, originally uploaded by Gerris2.
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.