More Mirabilis jalapa

James Waddick
Sat, 13 Sep 2008 14:26:42 PDT
Dear All,
	John G wrote "The production of multi-coloured flowers from 
the same plant" in regard to Mirabilis jalapa.

	While this is now trait called 'broken colored flowers" and 
is sought after in ornamentals from Roses to Iris , are there any 
other naturally broken colored flowers, bulbous or not. ?

	I grow the Morning Glory 'Flying Saucers' with blue/white 
flowers, and the Rose 'Fourth of July' among others.

	Most commercial ornamentals are divided between white another 
base color, but Mirabilis has 2 distinct colors, not just white 
and...	Are there any other natural broken colored flowers as extreme 
as those of Mirabilis?

and speaking off..... The species Mirabilis nyctaginea is a hardy 
annual in Missouri, a weed with way too much foliage and not much 
fleeting flower. Does any know of hybrids between these hardy annuals 
and larger flowered sp or cvs?

	Appreciate comments.		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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