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jbergeson
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Four petals

Post: # 69954Post jbergeson
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:18 pm

I realize it doesn't mean much since it's just the first blossom, but has anyone seen a rose with just four petals?

I'll let you know if the second blossom also has just four petals.
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Re: Four petals

Post: # 69955Post roseseek
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:41 am

You mean other than Sericea? Only a few but those have all developed more petals with greater maturity.
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Re: Four petals

Post: # 69956Post macabreroses
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:42 am

Yeah I only know of Sericea, so that’s pretty unusual. Following for future updates though!

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Re: Four petals

Post: # 69957Post aimbeault
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:06 pm

Bonjour Joe,
I already have had this same surprise like that and, I agree with Kim, the following year all flowers were normal. Among my new seedlings this year, I have again a flower with four petals but on three rows. But the number of sepals is also four. This is first time I observe this and one of them has flat tip. Probably that next year I will see double flowers with five sepals...! How many sepals has your flower Joe?
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Re: Four petals

Post: # 69958Post Karl K
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:47 pm

I enjoy these oddities and have a collection. Here are just three: an azalea, a hibiscus, and an iris.
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I do have a pic of 'Mutabilis' with six petals instead of five.
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These are just freaks. None were permanent.
The fun thing is that in many cases the flowers are symmetrical despite the change in the number of organs.
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Re: Four petals

Post: # 69959Post jbergeson
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:05 am

Mine had four sepals, André. I couldn't tell how many sepals are on the newer buds.

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