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Re: self sowers/variegated


No, Kitty, I've never seen this in a variegated hybrid plant.   I've seen it 
happen in species plants that have coloration, that it will come true then, 
but never in a hybrid.
Wow.  There goes my theory.  LOL
Noreen
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 6/27/2003 11:03:12 PM Central Standard Time, 
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

> I was weeding some beds at the display gardens last week.  This bed 
> contains Heliopsis 'Loraine Sunshine' which has dramatically variegated 
> leaves.  Almost white with dark green veins.  I planted this there 
> about 2 years ago and noticed it has self sown.  What surprised me was 
> that many of the seedlings are coming up with the parent coloring.  
> There are some plain green ones too, but at least 1/2 have the white 
> lvs.  I didn't think this trait would be obtained so easily, that we 
> would've had to take cuttings to propagate.  But this looks to be 50/50 
> fairly true from seed.  Anyone else experience this with other 
> variegated plants?
> 
> Kitty

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