round the plot and see a flower which has different or unusual colour variations. Here are three that I’ve noticed during the past couple of weeks.
I like the blue and white flowering love-in-a-mist ( nigella damascena) which freely self-seed and grows most years. Look at any packet of the variety Persian Jewels and you’ll also see red (pink or rose) ones as well but I’ve only ever had a handful of these appear. I’m told that germination is erratic and that they generally don’t self-seed and appear the following year. Needless to say I was well pleased to see this rose and white one which was only a few inches tall with a flower no bigger than my thumb-nail.
Nowadays I rarely notice a new colour variation among the many pot marigolds (calendula officinalis) Flighty’s favourites that I grow but this yellow one with creamy-white tipped petals caught my eye yesterday.
The cosmos (cosmos bipinnatus) have done really well this year and among the pink, red, red and white, white and white with a hint of pink colour variations is one plant with flowers that are pink and white.
Have a good week!