Thursday, April 8, 2010

Q1280 Red Speckled Heaven

Q1280 flower red speckled 3, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Here is another beautiful asagao from Japan, compliments of the seed dispersal program of Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. I began growing this vine in early winter, and it slowly made a vine on the small wire circular trellis I offered it. I enjoyed seeing its variegated leaves through the winter months, and just yesterday I was rewarded with a series of quite nice red speckled flowers. The flower on this indoors-winter-grown vine is nearly 4 inches in diameter. Each flower is different in its speckling patterns and I will photograph each one and post it here in the blog. Enjoy.

Q1280 flower red speckled 2