Morning Glories: Flying Saucers

Ipomoea tricolor “Flying Saucers”

Usually morning glory flowers have 5 petals (well, all the petals are fused together so… petal sections?):

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But this one flower had four petals instead. Even the other flowers on the same vine didn’t do this.

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Flying Saucers is one of the prettiest morning glory varieties out there. But they also get sick and die really easily.

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As the flowers fade and close, the blue turns pink or magenta.

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The pink color can be even more striking than the blue from when the flowers were fresh.

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Marvel of Peru

Mirabilis jalapa

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A whole seed packet labeled “mixed colors” came up all yellow. The next year, new plants came up pink.
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The flowers have a subtle smell that you don’t notice until you stick your nose right into the flower’s business, but it’s very sweet and a lot like jasmine.
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Even if you flood the garden with the sprinklers, the flowers only open after the rain. The rest of the time, they do this.
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