Re: Loss of color
In a message dated 96-05-01 20:14:47 EDT, you write:
>nteresting Clarence -- your mutations. I am reminded of the introductions
>from Zebra Gardens (??) which have color breaks --
> This should be another paragraph, it is a separate question
> The color breaks on the intros from (??) Zebra Gardens-- are these
>mutations, accidents, causesd by virus, deliberate recessive traits??
>These also appear on BATIK. I'm asking because BATIK reverts sometimes.
>I saw it one year in a Master Judge's (husband and wife!!) garden and one
>half of one of the blooms was purple self, the other have had the color
>and they were going to watch it to see if the whole thing reverted, but the
>next year (last year) it didn't bloom. I know where a piece of that
>is and if that increase blooms, it should be interesting.
> What causes THESE color breaks?
> What is the difference between color breaks and the streaks from a
>virus? If I looked at each in the garden, would I be able to tell which
>was a color break and which is a virus?
I'll let someone else answer these questions....frankly, I don't know.
Clarence Mahan in Virginia