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Strange Aquilegia (Aquilegia)

Take a look at this! Every flower on this plant is the same - the flowers are flat, with no 'skirts'. I've never seen anything like it before.



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That is a peculiar one....

27 May, 2010

 

More like a clematis bloom shape, that is what I was thinking it was. They suddenly have so many new varieties available. This color is just gorgeous.

28 May, 2010

 

I thought it was a clematis. It's certainly different.

28 May, 2010

 

I can't imagine why it would appear this year like this, can you? Maybe I'll post a question......

28 May, 2010

 

amazing i love it when something unusual happens, you can't steal a march on nature!

28 May, 2010

 

How true! I think I 'will' ask and see whether anybody knows why it should do this.

28 May, 2010

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It's quite nice I think.... Aquilegias seem to mutate easily, I've got a load in my garden and each one is an individual - they just cross with each other and the offspring are a right mixed bag!

28 May, 2010

 

Guess what! I just found another one in the side garden - very similar! So maybe it's not as strange as I thought.

28 May, 2010

 

They're 'stellatas' - mutate when they self-seed. They're quite popular now. Haven't seen one with that mottled colouring though.

29 May, 2010

 

What a great name - thanks! If I collect the seed, will they be 'stellatas' next year?

29 May, 2010

 

You'll just have to let them flower to find out though I would think a very high proportion would be. They're still part of the 'vulgaris' species. The growers say you shouldn't name them until they've flowered to make sure they have come true.

29 May, 2010

 

Interesting! :-)

29 May, 2010

 

I got one that was a clematis form last year and it has grown and fowered the same this year.

29 May, 2010

 

I'll have to wait and see, then!

29 May, 2010

 

Fascinating! I've noticed that some of my aquilegias have come without any spurs this year. This one seems to have gone one step further. I thought it was a clem. too! Fantastic colour as well....love it!

3 Jun, 2010

 

I like it too, lovely colour. Not sure I'd be able to identify it as Aquilegia if asked what it was though, lol!

3 Jun, 2010

 

I thought you of all people would be able to explain it all to me, Bamboo! I found a pink one too - I must go and see it that's still got flowers on it.

4 Jun, 2010

 

my pink one is flowering beautifully again this year.

4 Jun, 2010

 

Contrary to what everyone seems to think, Spritz, I don't know everything about anything, and some of the time, I know nothing about anything at all, lol!

4 Jun, 2010

 

You know a lot more than most of us - and definitely more than I do, Bamboo!

4 Jun, 2010



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