'blue' peal impatiens?

carol_mi(z6 MI)June 3, 2008

Didn't get much response at the impatien forum so I'll try here. My blue pearl impatien seedlings are coming out pink, without a hint of blue to them. Definitely not what is advertised by T&M. Has anyone else grown these? Are they really supposed to be pepto-bismol pink?

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Assuming you are talking about Super Elfin Blue Pearl (and who knows what T & M is actually selling), well....they aren't very darned blue. Here is a link to the BREEDER site of SE Blue Pearl....picture is accurate for color.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pan American

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 12:05PM
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carol_mi(z6 MI)

Mine are even pinker than that. Here's a link to the T&M site. They describe the flower as lilac blue. Funny that the catalog picture is even bluer than the this one.

Think I should ask for a refund.

Here is a link that might be useful: T&M blue pearl

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 1:14PM
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I've grown Blue Pearl for many years. They are definitely not blue but pink with a lilac cast to them. It's my favorite color impatiens and goes with my pink, blue, lavender, purple garden color scheme. I plant several hundread each year and they do great. But no catalog should describe them as the color blue.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 5:25PM
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tom8olvr(Z5 MA)

I have a friend that is crazy over the blue imps. They don't appear blue to me unless they're next to something PINK... If they're against a white flower (or any other color for that matter), they appear PINK. They're definitely NOT blue.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2008 at 11:37AM
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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

Certain flowers come in the red spectrum....and others in the blue spectrum. We have a tendency to call one in the red spectrum, blue if it's slightly toward the purple. and We caoo stuff in the yellow/red spectrum pink if it's to the coral.
As of yet, no impatiens is blue...nor is a day lily nor a marigold...and there is not a yellow delphinium, nor a blue rose.
That blue pearl is as blue as impatiens get.
Linda C

    Bookmark   June 6, 2008 at 2:59PM
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