Thursday, 18 September 2014

DESKTOP 412 - STRAWBERRY FLOWER

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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  1. The flowers are very pretty and I like this colour a lot.

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  2. Is this an ornamental strawberry? The ones in our garden are white, YUMMM! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Hi Tom, these produce edible flowers:
      Several strawberry cultivars with pink flowers are the result of crosses with another plant called a cinquefoil (Comarum sp.). One of these varieties, called "Pink Panda" (F. "Frel" Pink Panda), grows as a bushy, compact plant and has bright pink, yellow-centered flowers about 1 1/2 inches in diameter beginning in April. Another variety, "Lipstick" (F. "Lipstick"), has flowers that are a deep rose-red color, also borne on compact plants. Both varieties produce edible berries, but these are fewer in number than on standard strawberry plants. "Lipstick" and "Pink Panda" are best suited for U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 3 through 9.

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