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Re: Re: HYB sport on sdlg

  • Subject: Re: Re: HYB sport on sdlg
  • From: smciris@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:54:27 EDT

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 it.
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 explanation.
Sharon McAllister
In a message dated 4/24/2009 1:00:57 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time, Autmirislvr@aol.com writes:
At the 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 an example? 

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