I have several Rainbow's Weeping Elf AVs. Two are blooming away, but one's purple and the other is pink with purple/blue fantasy. Neat ha!?!?!?!? (:
They are both very beautiful
I checked on the FC2 - they do not have Elf -
they have Rainbow 's Weeping Clown
R. Wasmund, semiminiature trailer, single light lavender/purple fantasy, medium green.
And when I look at the pics at FC2 - they are more pink than lavender and they show the extra little petal - just like yours.
(possibly the hybridizer had series of trailers and they were all "Weeping" - or it is just misnamed)
The blue one - is a sport - it is very typical - from a fantasy plant - you can get solid colored babies in both pink and blue. Or parts of the same plant start sporting. So if you want to have a proper name - it will be "a sport of Rainbow..."
Both plants are very happy and cute. Thank you for the pics.
Thanks Irina for your input. I've heard of Weeping Clown as well and searched avsa.org for Weeping Elf quite some time ago and wasn't able to find it. ):
I take photos of my AVs in bloom and I hadn't even noticed that I had different colored blooms until my friend pointed it out yesterday. It was a pleasant surprise indeed!
Will the "sport" plant remain blue/purple?
Thanks again!!! (:
Here is a link that might be useful: Photos of my AVs on Facebook
It more than likely will remain the blue it has sported but generally they never return to the original. I suppose that it is possible that the sport will resport.
Fred in NJ