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Re: Osmunda regalis var Purpurea

Hello fernnetters
Osmunda regalis Purpurescens NOT Purpurea does not come 100% from spores. It provides are large percentage with PINK stipes and should not be considered as Purpurescens although I often see pink forms offered as Purpurescens,
The true purpurescens has truly PURPLE stipes with the flush of the colouring flooding into the base of the pinnae giving it a very deep green appearance. The pink forms have the usual green pinnae.
As far as I know, its origins are unknown or have never been recorded.
Regards from
A R (Matt) Busby
National collection of Osmunda 

Keith Rogers <kerogers@iprimus.com.au> wrote:
Hi Guys

Any thoughts on the origins of Osmunda regalis var Purpurea .

It has purple new croziers and appears almost variegated with almost 
white midveins.

Keith Rogers
Mannum South Australia

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