Dazzling Tiny Orange FlowerSunday, August 02, 2009
It is a Portulaca 'Dazzle Doubles'!
This precious plant came from a packet of seeds I sowed into a strawberry pot about two months ago. The plant is precious because of the many seeds germinated, only three little plants made it. And it is the first to bloom!
The bud looked small the day before.
But when it started to open this morning at about 9 o'clock, it has grown to a much bigger size.
Below is a shot from the top of the flower opening up...
The flower then opens up in full and dazzles in a colour that my garden do not have!
At about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the flower closes-up.
The packaging instruction says that the seed should grow and bloom within 45 days. In retrospective, this orange flower is already two weeks behind time. Now I wonder when would the other two plants bloom and the colour of their flowers.
I hope to use their stems to propagate more plants to fill up the pot :-)
Happy gardening, everyone!