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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
May 19, 2014 9:25 PM CST
This is an interesting specimen in my garden this spring. I've had Pink Perfection for several years now that previously bloomed normally. For some reason this year, one of the bulbs sent up a fasciated stem. This plant looks like an alien'

We had an unusually cold winter, and it took quite some time to get back to normal temperatures. We're still have fluctuating temps, and were down in the 40's over the weekend, which is really unusual for our area. I wonder if the crazy weather caused this to happen, and will it come up normally next spring?

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Name: Connie
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May 19, 2014 9:34 PM CST

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I'm looking forward to seeing it bloom!
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Moby
May 19, 2014 10:43 PM CST
WOW! Hard to say why this happens but it will probably be normal next year. You might want to use a tall stake and support it near the top because that thing is going to be awfully heavy when it buds out. Don't be alarmed if you see a few aborted buds.
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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
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gwhizz
May 20, 2014 3:40 AM CST
Looks nearly as freakish, as some of the people I work with Blinking
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
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Roosterlorn
May 20, 2014 5:11 AM CST
It's always interesting to see what abnormalities each new Spring brings on. This past winter was pretty rough and the Spring long and cool. Will that translate into more fasciation, fused buds, doubling an so on? Maybe. We'll see! I don't think anyone really knows what causes a plant to fasciate; it's sort of a natural phenomenon. Although, some new hybrids like OT 'Red Hot' seem to have a higher frequency (genetic?). As far as I can remember, this will be the first fasciated Pink Perfection I've seen fasciate.

I saw a fasciated dandelion yesterday!!!
Name: Joe
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Joebass
May 20, 2014 7:07 AM CST
I had a 'Big bang' fasciated last year. It looked a lot like your pink perfection stem but when it went to flower it put out only two pedicels from either end with a few flowers each. I was fairly dissappointed. I wish I took a picture.
Name: Annette
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Cem9165
May 20, 2014 8:14 PM CST
Connie, I'll be happy to post pictures of the blooms.

Moby, thanks for the recommendation about staking it to support the top, I'll do that tomorrow.

Lorn, thanks for your response. I also have Red Hot, those stems are normal for me this year.

LOL, Anthony, do you work with tall, green, leafy aliens? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Joe, I hope to see this plant bloom fully. I'll be keeping a close eye on it during this growing season.
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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
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gwhizz
May 21, 2014 2:53 AM CST
Stunted ,green ,bushy Aliens, with the brain matter of a pet rock..... Thumbs down
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 21, 2014 4:09 AM CST
Worked around their close relatives and I sympathize with you, Anthony.

Looking forward to seeing the photos of this one, Annette.
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Moby
May 21, 2014 8:27 AM CST
Lorn, you've seen a fasciated PP before, just an uglier version

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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
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Roosterlorn
May 21, 2014 9:43 AM CST
WOW! Was that with one of yours?
Name: Joe
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Joebass
May 21, 2014 12:22 PM CST
Moby, that lily makes me wanna throw up!😣
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Moby
May 21, 2014 10:16 PM CST
Hilarious! I agree Yep, it's mine. My DH was helping me in the garden and said 'WHAT the hell is that??' I asked what he was talking about and said, 'I don't know, you have to come see it. I figured he was pulling my leg and it was a dead critter or something. Guess it was something much scarier!

There was 2 or maybe 3 of those stems all gobbed together, gnarled and split, and the poor thing just rotted and never came back.
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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
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gwhizz
May 22, 2014 4:02 AM CST
Contact 'Spielberg' it needs more publicity-like the 'Elephant Man' Confused ...You win, Moby ''Ugliest Lily of the year'' Thumbs up
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
May 22, 2014 4:58 AM CST
It's funny how spouses notice stuff like that--and right away, too.. I've got an Aurelian cross that came up short, stubby and all twisted over with a real mop-head of leaves. I noticed it once a couple weeks ago and haven't given it any thought since, but we took a walk around last night and by golly, she was quick to ask: "what's wrong with that one?"
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Moby
May 22, 2014 11:44 PM CST
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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Jun 22, 2014 2:13 PM CST
Here's the fasciated Pink Perfection blooming. The bloom stalk was well staked, and had a great halo of blooms. We'll see how this plant does next year.


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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jun 22, 2014 3:26 PM CST
Wowie!!!
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Moby
Jun 22, 2014 4:46 PM CST
I agree Come fall, I'd cut that stem and dry it ~ but that's just me. Green Grin!
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Jun 22, 2014 4:52 PM CST
Isn't this the same Pink Perfection that fascinated last year? And, it's doing it again?

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