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Two colored Duchesse de Brabant!

14 years ago

Happy Easter everyone! I'm afraid there won't be any egg hunts here today in my area, storms are moving through!

Anyway, I have a Duchesse de Brabant which I planted this year (bought last year as a potted plant). I don't recall that it bloomed during the time it spent in a pot. It has been in the ground for about 6 weeks and for some strange reason, it blooms "pink on the right" and "blush on the left":


The blush blooms on the left are not older blooms that have faded - this is the second cycle of blooms for the plant and it has done this both times. All the blooms have opened at about the same time. You can't see in the picture but the blush blooms are tinged with pink on the outside.

Does anyone have any idea why this would be so? I don't know if this will continue or not but I am trying to picture in my mind, a large shrub with half blush blooms and half pink....I wouldn't dig it up but I really would prefer it to be all one color (preferably the pink side).



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