Re: Loss of color
Interesting 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 breaks
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 original
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?
PS-- When is your show?
Carolyn Schaffner in Buffalo NY