Plant ID forum: mislabeled morning glories?

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Name: tabby
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tabby
Nov 20, 2011 3:41 PM CST
Every year I buy a packet of blue picotee and red picotee morning glories and every year they produce something different, and never anything like what the packet image shows.

This year I got some interesting split flowers that I think I've seen in a catalog somewhere. Do these look familiar? Or are they just mutt morning glories?


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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Nov 20, 2011 4:18 PM CST
They look like Japanese Double Morning Glories. There is a pink form called Split Second. These look split and double. Very nice, Tabby!
http://parkseed.com/Product.as...
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Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Nov 21, 2011 8:02 AM CST
Out of curiosity...do you buy seeds from the same company each year? Or is this to be expected from different seed companies also? I'm wondering if this is more of the same lack of care and intregrity that puts the wrong labels on all types of plants....lol..
I have the Perennial / Blue Dawn MG, but have been thinking of growing different types of MG's and I'd like to think that the seeds I buy are what they're supposed to be. In any case,I think you came out ahead there, because those are beautiful.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Nov 21, 2011 7:54 PM CST
These were from Livingston Seed Co. blue picotee and red picotee. I've bought these for 3 or 4 years now and they're always different.
One year they looked like this:

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Nov 21, 2011 8:01 PM CST
Well, surprises are nice too...lol..and those are lovely also. Do you look forward to being surprised each year now?
I could be wrong...
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Nov 21, 2011 8:37 PM CST
I love MG's too, Tabby. Your picotee is so beautiful! Lovey dubby
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JRsbugs
Nov 22, 2011 4:59 PM CST
The deep purple blue one looks the spitting image of Ipomoea purpurea Japanese Hige Feathered Purple ..

http://www.georgiavines.com/ca...

Very rare! Maybe you should contact Ron to se what he says.

The pink one isn't so different to Akahigezaki Sunrise Serenade from the same seller..

http://www.georgiavines.com/ca...

I don't think I would complain too much. Hilarious!
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gardengus
Nov 22, 2011 7:17 PM CST
so curious minds want to know
Did you save seeds? Smiling
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Nov 22, 2011 7:40 PM CST
heh heh heh.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
Charter ATP Member Clematis I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader
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tabby
Nov 22, 2011 7:53 PM CST
Sorry, but I didn't save seeds. The dead vines have already been removed and disposed of.
I wasn't all that interested in growing them again.

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