Thank you. I have been growing this one since April 2020. This is the third time it has bloomed for me, and each time the flower improves a bit. This is a pic of the first time it bloomed. The petals are fuller now; and it is less cupped now, but it is still a bit cuppy.Wow! Amazing! Thanks for showing us. How long have you been growing it?
... "your flower is the epitome of a beautiful godefroyae form - and so much more natural looking than the flatter godefroyaes." ..... "I somehow find it a bit crazy, that very limited aesthetic criterias seem to form the basis for judging "
Agreed… some species like purpuratums are wonderful as is.Jens, I just LOVE your statement: the human wish to turn every unique species flower shape into a flat round big pancake that even the real pollinators would no longer recognize is making me really sad. I am fully happy with looking for round shapes in hybrids, but absolutely not for species. I really belief we are breeding the diversity out of species in culture. I think species selecting should be on vigor, growing speed, maybe size a bit but not on trying to change the natural shape diversity...
Darlene, a wonderful plant , with a wonderful flower shape !