Purple Princess delivers a Kikyou

The grow out of my Purple Princess has delivered a couple unanticipated results. One of the most pleasing is a small statured purple Kikyou plant with glossy dark green variegated leaves. The plant is still only 16 inches tall and the flowers are 1 3/4 inches across. As all the flowers to date have been petaloid doubles, I doubt that I have seed yet, but hopefully later in the season it will produce single flowers that will be fertile. I created a gallery of all the flowers of the complete grow out to show the variation.

26107-168-04 - star segregant

26107-168-04 - star segregant

Here is a close up of the leaf:

Kikyou princess leaf

Kikyou princess leaf

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One thought on “Purple Princess delivers a Kikyou

  1. Arlan, that’s very interesting. Usually those plants that are star shaped usually have contracted leaves… but I barely see and contraction on your leaves.

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