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Re: Pink hosta roots


At 08:14 PM 10/15/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>I was unpotting some hosta seedlings today, and discarding those with 
>poor root systems, when I came across two individuals with pinkish 
>colored roots.  The color wasn't real intense, but still clearly 
>pinkish.  Of course I saved these for some genetic studies, assuming 
>they weren't some sign of disease.  Question: are there any hosta 
>species with pink colored roots, and if not, has anyone else come 
>across pinkish colored roots in hostas?  There was also another 
>seedling with a nice purplish colored petiole, which isn't unusual, 
>but, I'm wondering what might come about in future generations from 
>crossing hostas with pinkish roots to hostas with purple/red petiols?
>
>Joe Halinar
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Hi Joe, u have opened pandora's box!!! I have Honeybells,,,  Haha  I have
Honeybells with pink roots.....  Who will be  the first  to register,,,,
the rush is on.  This is in jest of course. I think it  would be well worth
growing it on and hybridizing on and off the plant.  Indianabob

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