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Old 09-27-2011, 05:15 PM
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X, I sent you a PM yesterday about the cotton leaf seed you had mentioned having for me after all the others were done.

This little tyke is doing really well since I potted it up and brought it in the house. First time it has had 2 blooms at the same time. And it has a couple more buds on it still. The mutation is really amazing with this. Dwarf mutant sunsmile morning glory.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:38 PM
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It's not a dwarf. It's your cold soil and roots being disturbed which has contributed to very slow growth. I have some MG's that are only 4 inches high which are from seeds that dropped into containers from this years grow out, germinated and are blooming. They are reacting to the colder and longer nights. I'll get some pictures tomorrow.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:46 PM
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Well I know its not the cold soil because this is the ONLY MG that mutated into a miniature plant like this. We had 90s weather most of August with night temps in the upper 50s to mid 60s and MGs do not need really hot temps to grow and bloom. The roots were never disturbed all summer til I potted this up in a small pot few days ago, so thats not it either. I have grown them every year here and they always do great. Not sure why this grow out one didnt but I think it is really interesting to see the mutation. ALL my other MGs at least grew several feet with branches. The other grow out ones did not bloom but they did grow good. My MGs that were not in the grow out did outstanding with tons of blooms..my 'crimson rambler' and white MG is still blooming.

This one for some reason did not like being outside in the larger pot but it is doing better now.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:58 PM
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Sunsmiles are Shidare - Weeping - they don't climb. I'm thinking your MG are acclimated to your climate. Daytime temps are not as important as nighttime temps. If it were truly dwarf there would be a lot more growth than what I see in your pictures. Did you ever get around to taking the temperature of your soil?
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:07 PM
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Its not a true dwarf no, its just mutated that way I think for some reason. No I dont have a way to take the temp of my soil. Some of my MGs that come back each year are aclimated I am sure. But any new ones I plant do just as well so I dont know. I planted the K. black first time this year and it went nuts and bloomed all summer.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:59 PM
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Here are a few flowers I have growing now and one I just brought inside.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:12 PM
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Wow! Those are beautiful! I love your bougainvillea! - It's too bad we can't swap cuttings cross country! I love the bi-color canna's too .. do you know the name of it? Hibiscus and is that a cone flower? Anyway I love the coloring of that one .. and is that a tuberose begonia? It's beautiful .. wish I could grow them but they are one of the many kinds of flowers I love but can't keep alive.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:29 PM
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Xeolyte,
Thnks, You know I had the label for that Canna for the past year and do you think I can find it now.
The Hibiscus 'syriacus' is one that I took cuttings off of, from the property where I used to work. I just loved it and performs marvelously each year.
Not sure of the name as they did not know at that time.
Yes, a tuberous begonia. These are amoung some of my favorites and I store them over the winter. They add such beautiful color to a shaede site in the yard. I keep buying more when I see an interesting one at nursery.
With the Zephyranthes. The foliage dies back as with other bulbs does it not.
They are doing very well.
The Zantedeschia's are finally turning yellow. Should be soon.
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Originally Posted by Xeolyte View Post:
Is that a cone flower? Anyway I love the coloring of that one.
Probably a Rudbeckia. I agree, nice color. Usually mostly yellow, but this one...really cool.
Begonias... I only have one pot, with red blooms, single type. Pictures later on.

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