05 May 2011

Pink dandelions

I know I'm crazy but I just couldn't resist.
My pink dandelions are blooming!

Aren't they fun? These are Taraxicum pseudoroseum as opposed to the common lawn weed, Taraxicum officinale.
 Now that they are flowering, I'm wondering if they will successfully naturalize in the lawn like their yellow relative. I'm seriously tempted to grow up a bunch and plant them out in the front yard in place of my regular yellow ones. It would be so much fun to watch people walk by and do a double take!

7 comments:

JeffB said...

This is how it all starts :) Yards and medians across the nation will now have to contend with a pink scourge along with the yellow one.

Laurie Brown said...

That's so pretty! I'll be waiting to hear if it spreads aggressively. If it's not a horrid earth conqueror, I just might need to plant some of those.

Helen said...

Joseph, It's your chance to be known as the guy who introduced Taraxicum pseudoroseum 'Tychonievichii'!

scottweberpdx said...

Uh-oh, I can see it now, you'll become the contemporary incarnation of Ellen Wilmott, and this is your "ghost" ;-)

Greensparrow said...

Haha! Well, this 'ghost' isn't nearly as pretty as Mrs. Wilmontt, but it would be kinda fun to give the yellow ones a little competition.

Anonymous said...

Here I am, fighting with yellow dandelions (some of them with 18" roots!) that have overrun my property due to the previous owner's neglect. I don't think I'll try pink ones - I'm aching enough as it is tracking down the yellow culprits that are trying to take over the poor neglected perennials that have survived their assault. ;)

Bjørnar said...

I have the pink one, but managed to kill both the white and the variegated one - not sure how that reflects on my gardening abilities... :P