Monday, December 23, 2013

Streptocarpus with a head of flowers

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!

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