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Re: Tell-Tale TC

Daniel Nelson wrote:
> Barbara,
> If a sport is not removed there is a possibility that it may not be
> expressed the second year. If a sport is not as vigorous as the mother plant
> it sported from it may be outgrown and smothered out. It might also remain
> latent the next season and not be expressed at all(still  in the
> rhizome(crown) but  without a leaf). This would make it very hard to find.
> It may never be seen again.
> Some people will then grow this sport until it has six or eight leaves.
> Sometimes each leaf will have its own individual pattern. I have seen Alex
> Summers cut such a plant into as many  individual leaf bud cuttings as he
> can in the fall. Each leaf becomes an individual plant. Then the plants are
> grown and watched.
> Sometimes the sport is more vigorous than the mother plant. The hosta 'Spilt
> Milk' sometimes will throw a green sport that is called H. 'Green Milk' that
> has more vigor than its mother plant. My guess is that  'Green Milk' grows
> about three times as fast as 'Spilt Milk. It will dominate the clump in a
> few years.
> There are many examples of this happening in hosta.
> Corrections and additions are welcome.
> Ran Nelson
> Bridgeville DE
> zone 7
> -----Original Message-----
> From: BBROWNJ@aol.com <BBROWNJ@aol.com>
> To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
> Date: Wednesday, July 01, 1998 4:00 PM
> Subject: Re: Tell-Tale TC
> >Ran:
> >
> >How does removing a sport keep it from reverting anyway? Why is it more
> likely
> >to revert if still attached? I realize it could still revert even if
> detached.
> >
> >Barbara Jones
> >Mass
> >z4b/5
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