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17/06/2014 at 08:49

Fasciated flowers, where the appearance is of twins or more, are caused when the growing ti is damaged at some point, maybe by something as simple as an aphid bite.

 Please post any photos  that you have taken of any fasciations in your garden.

 

17/06/2014 at 08:54

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49639.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 Linaria.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49641.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 Mullein

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49640.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 Pink linaria, the stem has completely branched.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49642.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 Teasel

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49643.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 Helleborus niger seed head.

 

17/06/2014 at 08:56
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49644.jpg?width=350

 Dahlia.

 

Has anyone else any pictures of fasciated flowers that they can upload.?

I know one or two have been on recently.

17/06/2014 at 09:01

I'm not sure Fidget but lovely pics.  I will go and have a look now, if they are made by 'mistakes' then I probably have 

17/06/2014 at 09:10
27/06/2014 at 17:33

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50960.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

Double crop!

 

27/06/2014 at 17:36

Normally the fasciation is only for the one season and the plant reverts to normal afterwards. However we have a Veronicastrum where the flowers have been fasciated like that for the last three years. I keep meaning to take a piece of growth and see if it happens then too.

Will have to go find a picture for you.

27/06/2014 at 17:38

Sorry....no photos.....I have seen it several times on Foxgloves and the double Strawbs seem to occur reasonably often too.

27/06/2014 at 17:43

Found one from last year, Much the same this too.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50964.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

 

27/06/2014 at 17:51

There was an amazing photo in gardeners world magazine a few years ago of an echium pininana that had 'fasciated'. Will try to find it...

27/06/2014 at 18:01

Sorry, the dahlia above is a cosmos

27/06/2014 at 18:24

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50970.jpg?width=722&height=350&mode=max

 

Not the photo from the magazine, but it's similar, what a beast!

 

27/06/2014 at 18:26

I almost want to stroke it.

27/06/2014 at 18:32

Ha! It would probably bite your hand off!

27/06/2014 at 18:40

I'd be willing to risk it.......what a beauty

27/06/2014 at 19:14

Looks like something from the Muppets.

05/07/2014 at 22:12

Is this one? Like an idiot I stood on it and snapped it off the plant.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51721.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

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