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  • Last year my ‘Lorelei’ made a flower much lighter than the original, special neon-orange-reddish pink colour (how to describe the colour of ‘Lorelei’ – impossible!) . I will check if this happens again, and then isolate the part of the root.
    Has this happened to any of you?

    • @ruud Ruud Warmerdam has such a mutation from Lorelei if I recall correctly. I think he even named it, but I don’t remember how. Nice colour, but Lorelei never has been a good grower for me.

      • @ruud Mine comes from Ruud; it would be interesting to know the name 🙂 ‘Lorelei’ is a slow grower, and seems to wander off, now some stems grow well apart from the main plant.

        • @leena @khurtekant
          I do have a selection from my Lorelei. Found this mutation in 2011, in the week that my (not-so-little-girl-anymore) was born. Logic and with the heart in my head, I have garden named it after her: Nikita. Ever since I have been monitoring this mutation, to see if remains stabile. And so far it does. I have been propagating it…Read More

          • Dear Ruud, thanks for your prompt reply. I did write once about this (with photos) on the APS Fb group, addressing Don H, but never received any comments or replies from anyone. I had just one flower (last year) on a stem in the corner of the plant (which seems to have an officinalis tendency to wander around). I will keep a close eye on the…Read More

            • Actually the crawling habit might be more the peregrina pedigree (it is believed that Rubra Plena etc. are of peregrina pedigree also). For me Lorelei is a wonderful grower. True, the first two years it can be slow compared to others. But then… It just takes off! I am picking 15-20 stems per plant from my cut flower block (picture) every year.
              I…Read More

              • My Rubra Plena is all over the place and peregrina stays put. Hm….How wonderful it would be if this blonde version of ‘Lorelei’ was a ‘Nikita’ – you know I have it on my wish list since you showed me the photo for some years ago, but I never thought it would be a Lorelei mutation. I will certainly keep you posted, and hugs to the Real N.

                • @ruud – found a very bad photo of the plant from last year with both flower colours.

                • Very odd, to me. No double appearances in my Lorelei’s nor in my “Nikita’s”. My selection is 100% similar to Lorelei, in every aspect. And my Nikita with long hair enjoyed your hug very much!

                  • We’ll see what happens this year! I will keep you posted. The “blonde” flower appeared for the first time last year, it might have been due to the two dry seasons.

  • Being a layman, I prefer beautiful flower form, pristine white flowers, no need for support. All these three fill those qualifications: ‘White Grace’, ‘Mother’s Choice’ and ‘Steve’s Choice’.

    White GraceMother's ChoiceSteve's Choice


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