Gr8 shot there, Ben
keep up the good growing.
Every seed that you plant ,doesn't sprout.
Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.
Who needs speelcheck?
that is one sticky flower...
K, well, here's the flower....but I think it's deformed or something...
For one, the "petals" of the corolla aren't very long, and it isn't coloring up very much for some reason. Also, the flower stalk is only 5 inches tall. And in the second pic, you can see the spur is curved, rather than pointing backwards. Lois, did it do this before?
My P. primuliflora had a relatively short flower stalk and a forward curved spur as well. I think that that's normal for the US warm temperate species.
P. caerulea is supposed to have the tallest flower stalk out of any of the warm-temperate pings, as far as I know, around 8-9 inches tall. And in all the pics I've seen, it has had a straight spur, but maybe it's also normal, I dunno.
Looks perfectly normal for a clone with lighter colored flowers. I've had clones like that before, they are, however, uncommon. The flower stalks can vary tremendously in length and degree of uprightness, all depends on genetics and environmental conditions, creating a phenotype (the characteristics we can observe)..
Tucson, Arizona, U S A
Well I know that P. primuliflora does!