STUDY IN AMETYST was a sport of LOOKING FOR LYDIA.
It happened in my garden, and I tied yarn on each stalk to
distinguish between the original and the sport. When I dug the clump, this
enabled me to trace the sport back to the original daughter rhizome. I
then planted the two types in separate rows, and verified that each rhizome had
been identified correctly before distributing any of the increase.
The sport proved to be stable and I eventually introduced
True sports are indeed rare. If a suspected sport can't
be traced back to a daughter rhizome that's still attached to the verified
mother rhizome, like I did with SIA/L4L, chances are there's another
In a message dated 4/24/2009 1:00:57 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
same time, lets be honest about how many times this really happens.
Anyone know the count? I've heard it's less than 50, but I can only
think of two, the one from Beverly Sills and the one from Honorible.
Maybe there would be more if people cut them lose so they didn't
revert back. I don't recall ever seeing one happen in my garden, and
I've grown thousands over the years.
There are sports that
aren't a change of color, but I'm not sure I've seen one. Anyone know of
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