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Friday, 22 May 2015

Auricula Frenzy

 Warning!
This is an Auricula loaded post.
If you’re not an Auricula-a-holic, you may wish to step outside.

I have no idea of the names of any of these are as they were all grown from a variety pack of plugs & seeds. Feel free to let me know if you recognise any of them.

Enjoy!

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Almost all of the Auriculas are grown in hanging baskets & remain in-situ all year round hanging in the apple tree and from brackets outside our back door.
Sometimes we get 2 or 3 flushes of flowers throughout the year.

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This one is a bit special.
This year, one particular plant has been struck by the fascinating condition called ‘Fasciation’

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’Flattened, elongated shoots and flower heads that look like many stems compressed together are called fasciation. This strange-looking problem may be ugly or attractive, but is always interesting’ (Source RHS)

The stem may have a flattened, runner-bean appearance but just LOOK at the amount of flowers on that one stem….INCREDIBLE!!

I’ve seen this before on a Delphinium & Cowslips but the following year the plants have returned in their normal state.

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Right…you can come back indoors now.

4 comments:

Indie said...

I'm not really an Auricula-a-holic, but I do appreciate any enthusiasm of a horticultural nature! :)

Ali said...

These are my favourites!!! Love,love,love them!! P.s.wanted to say thanks for the heads up on the geums, last year I bought two and they have come back bigger and better this year:-) xx

elaine said...

They are such pretty plants - you have a lovely selection - I have one - so far! That fasciation has happened on a stem of my Erysimum I wondered what it was - now I know.

Casa Mariposa said...

Beautiful! I've never seen these here but they resemble our primroses. I've read that people in England don't care for these but that's crazy! I think they're really pretty.

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