It’s always nice to be looking…

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!


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19 Responses to It’s always nice to be looking…

  1. Jo says:

    Very cheery. It’s always nice to see something a bit different.

  2. Liz says:

    You do have variations in your flowers’ coloring. I especially like the nigella.

  3. It is always rewarding to look closely! My ivy leaved geranium has completely white leaves for absolutely no reason. When it started one leave was exactly half white and half Snow White.

  4. Nichola x says:

    It’s a lovely feeling when something stops you in your tracks and makes you take notice! I love it when plants do their own thing & show off their quirky personalities!

  5. That is a beautiful cosmos! One to collect seed from I think. x

  6. nikkipolani says:

    That last one looks a bit tie-dyed — lovely!

  7. menhir1 says:

    Perky flowers. Are the Calendula from self-seeded growth? If so, is it possible, you have a hybrid variation appearing? xxx

  8. Julie says:

    Love the variations on the flowers.. very pretty. :o) xx

  9. snowbird says:

    Beautiful images, loved that marigold. I haven’t seen a cosmos like that before, certainly

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