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Re: Yellow leaves

  • Subject: Re: Yellow leaves
  • From: "Viktoria Serafin" glnbrook@telenet.net
  • Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 09:26:22 -0500

I have had a yellow-leaved Tardiflora for several years and still suspect it
might have a virus.  It has been growing alongside other Tardifloras,
though, and the one clump turns yellow (after emerging green) every year,
while other plants adjacent to it are not similarly affected.

Subject: Yellow leaves

> Some time ago Ran remarked that possibly the tardiana series has
> some hidden yellow genes. Lets try to explain. Yellow is, with all
> hostas, a dominant character That is to say, only a single gene
> suffices to make a plant yellow Even 'worse' two genes never come
> together as that is lethal. So it is impossible to have a pure yellow
> strain Always around  50 % green will appear. So a hosta can
> never have a hidden yellow gene. The occasional yellows one get
> from beeseed of green or blue plants are due to stray pollen of a
> yellow plant, never to a ''hidden' yellow gene ( see my article in the
> Hosta j. about this subject)
> Ben J.M.Zonneveld
> Clusius lab pobox 9505
> 2300 RA Leiden
> The Netherlands
> mintemp-16C(5F)
> Zonneveld@RULbim.LeidenUniv.NL
> Fax: 31-71-5274999
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