Saturday, September 11, 2010

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?