22 July 2009 00:34:58
looking up the flower 'skirt'
I have a weird problem with my Datura and I wonder if anyone has come across it before? Rita D?
My Datura is flowering. It is of the double flowered type. That is to say, the flower is supposed to be double-decked with an inner bell shape and an outer one. The first flower opened and when I looked up inside it I could see the ruffles of the inner bell. However, the inner bell never came down so you could only see it by looking up the 'skirts' of the flower. The flower turned brown from the inside out and was ugly within a few days of opening.
It's almost like the inner flower is stuck and rotting as it can't come down. I tried giving it a little tug but it didn't want to come down and the whole flower came off.
There are lots more flowers coming on the plant and I was really hoping not to suffer from the same problem... Any help or is this one for Gerry?