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04/09/2013 at 20:38

Hello everyone!

I planted quite a few Calendula plants this year and they have all been producing some lovely flowers. One in particular though has done something a little unusual.....

I've never seen anything like this before - is it normal?

Many thanks





04/09/2013 at 20:43

There used to be a poppy called hen and chickens that used to do that. You could save the seed and see if it does it next year, or it may just be  like fasciation, caused by aphid damage of the growing point.

04/09/2013 at 20:46

this sort of growth is known as 'Hen and Chickens', 

04/09/2013 at 20:51

Thanks both of you, I've never heard of that, I shall look it up.

I did have a bit of an aphid problem with some of the plants although strangely I think this was one that they ignored.

04/09/2013 at 22:10

Some of my foxgloves have been doing that 

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