|A typical example of the variety that self-seeds in our garden - a reader identified it as similar to 'Star of Yelta' |
We've had Heavenly Blue and its descendents in our garden for years now, but this is the first time trying a different cultivar. The former are a cultivar of I. tricolor, while Scarlet O'Hara is listed as I. nil. Depending on which web page you look at, Scarlet O'Hara may be red or purple, with or without a white throat - possibly because some of them were grown from self-collected seed (as we are doing now). I guess we'll just have to wait and see what actually develops.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Joey Edward Clarke||Feb 28, 2010||Star of Yelta has been seen and recognized. This lovely flower brings us to wisteria land, with it's creeps and castles; AND of the cosmos, Yelta is a definite Ipomeoa installation of painterly intent. The way it can envelope the sun and sprout Artificial Realms of exact continuosity; It's a thriving genius!! |
Hmm, if you say so...
- Seed for 'Scarlet O'Hara' from '04 trade. Lightly sandpapered, baggy 75F (40%G, 6d). At 8d, nicked harder, after which the remaining seeds germinated in 4 days.
June 4: direct-sowed 5 seeds of 'Split Personality', lightly knife-nicked; June 11: 3G
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