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Is this a throwback?

Posted by krystyna1937 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 31, 08 at 0:46

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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RE: Is this a throwback?

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.


RE: Is this a throwback?

I can't say what's up with the plant, but just wanted to say it's quite lovely :-)

RE: Is this a throwback?

  • Posted by korina 9b, Sunset 17 (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 6, 08 at 16:51

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.


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