Is this a throwback?

krystyna1937January 31, 2008

I've had this Rococco since last summer. It had lovely tight double blooms which looked more like little roses than violets. In the fall I separated a big sucker from it. This left the parent plant with a longish neck so I cut off about half of the root ball and repotted the plant in fresh soil deep enough to cover the neck, as I had learned to do on various discussions on this Forum. A few weeks ago it began to bloom again but two of the flowers are as you see them, neither a proper single violet nor a double. It's as if it had forgotten how to make a double bloom.

What's going on here?


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irina_co(z5 CO)

Krys -

just time will tell if your plant is sporting - or it is a temporary reaction to the stress. If you want to preserve the true plant - take a leaf off that has a correct bloom coming from its "armpit" and root it.


    Bookmark   January 31, 2008 at 9:55PM
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I can't say what's up with the plant, but just wanted to say it's quite lovely :-)

    Bookmark   February 5, 2008 at 4:46PM
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korina(9b, Sunset 17)

That's called a 'semidouble'; more than five petals, less than 10. It's probably a reaction to the stress of repotting and will disappear by the next bloom cycle. I wouldn't worry.


    Bookmark   February 6, 2008 at 4:51PM
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