|Streptocarpus 'Rose Halo'|
Story # 124, Part VI,
Which is better --- a flush of flowers or continuous flowering?
The first Streptocarpus hybrids I had 40 years ago like ‘Constant Nymph’ were continuous flowering but you would be lucky to have more than one or two flowers open at a time.
Some varieties now will get a flush where 4-5 flowering stems will open together giving a big show then recycling later with another flush.
Which is better?
Commercial crops are selected for uniformity and maximum flower power. If we’re going to attract buyers we need a flush of flowers that last!