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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Moss Rose Morphs!





When I first planted Moss Rose and the blooms appeared,
here's what they looked like. Every bloom looked the same!





Out of the assembly line--cloned to perfection!






But of late, there are some in magenta monotones. Not a trace
its lineage--the soft pink, the white, or that little flash of
red in between!

And one sunny day I saw an absolutely white bloom. Although I
had taken a picture I accidentally deleted it. Sigh!






Looks like there's more interesting change coming up. More magenta
shades and less of pink/white. Meanwhile, I'll be watching out for
another portulaca grandiflora alba...

19 comments:

easygardener said...

I'm a great lover of magenta flowers. It is interesting when plants start producing different coloured flowers - it is as if they were experimenting with a new look!

lotusleaf said...

Pretty flowers. They are following Mendel's theory.

Basil Becky said...

I adore rose moss! Great blog.

ShySongbird said...

What pretty flowers and I love the Bromeliads on your previous post, yet another plant which we can only grow indoors. I always find that although they grow quite well they never produce the bloom again after the first time. Which I suppose proves they would much rather grow in your part of the world.

Mildred said...

I love moss rose. What colorful photos today Kanak. I hope you are enjoying the day.

Pam/Digging said...

Moss rose has such pretty little flowers. My grandmother grew it in pots, and it always reminds me of her.

NatureStop said...

The moss rose looks beautiful!Love the different shades of pinks and whites.

Wendy said...

Very pretty blooms! Nice that they take on a life of their own, with new dresses to suit their fancy. Or so it seems. LOL!

FlowerLady said...

Those are lovely.

FlowerLady

Shailaja said...

An (almost) entire 'family tree' depicted in blooms! Such happy flowers!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Thank you all for your comments. Loved reading them!! Have a great day!

Stephanie said...

Hi Kanak, very interesting moss rose you have and very pretty as well. Mine is smaller and less compact petals. Have a lovely day!

mothernaturesgarden said...

Its genes are showing.

Susie said...

I like growing these flowers Kanak. They are so easy and low maintenance.
They remind me of my grandmother, she always had them.

ConsciousGardener said...

Aren't genetics amazing? Beautiful flowers...I've not seen them.

Carol said...

i miss portulaca... used to grow it but in bright colors... lovely one you have.

Carla said...

Cool! What a nice surprise out of such an easy plant:)

Kanak Hagjer said...

Happy to read your comments:-) Thank you all so much!!

Prospero said...

Hi Kanak. That's what I love about seed grown plants. Genetics is a very interesting, and rewarding for the gardener.