This came in today at 3:00PM from Chick and bounced
for reasons unknown to me.
As far as I know, we have been given no guidance on naming streaked
of already named plants. My understanding is that everything
be named, and unless two plants can be shown to be identical, they
have different names.
<p>I think that for all practical
purposes, most of us would agree that
all streaked forms of Delta Dawn are
the same plant, but since streaked
plants are unstable, I'm not sure how we
could say that any two are identical.
So I guess that if two people
find a streaked form of Delta Dawn, they
would have to give them different
<p>My personal opinion is that streaked plants should not be
that is definitely not AHS policy. I would rather name
plant and refer to all of the streaked forms as "the streaked form
Plants like 'Sea Prize' and other streaked breeders
that have some standing
should probably get a name of their own, but I can't
see naming every streaked
plant that pops up and pretending it's different
from the one that someone
<p>It seems that I remember
that Delta Dawn came from a steaked plant that
took a very long time to
stabilize into a margined form. I don't
know that the original
streaked form was ever named and distributed.
Now we have plants
that are reverting back to a streaked form and we're
giving all of them new
names. I'll have to ponder on this a while,
but at first glance, it
doesn't make sense to me.