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The fully-developed buds of double flowers, such as roses and peonies, sometimes fail to open. This problem is known as ‘balling’ and usually occurs in wet weather conditions. However, it is possible to rescue some of the affected flowers.
Flower balling is a disorder in which flower buds develop normally but do not open. But what is the cause? Cool, wet weather saturates the outer petals and then the sunshine dries and fuses them into a tight, papery shell, preventing the bud from opening.
Flower-balling is characterised by the following appearance:
There are no chemicals treatments for this disorder.
Blossom wiltClematis: green petalFasciationMutations: plantPeony wilt
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