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Author Topic: What happened with this plant?  (Read 1337 times)

ruweiss

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What happened with this plant?
« on: April 02, 2013, 09:25:56 PM »
One of my first Saxifrages was Sax.x irvingii "Jenkinsiae" and I propagate this fine plants
since many years by cuttings. The result were always identical plants, but this year one
plant formed to my amazement quite different flowers. What can be the reason for this?
I also wonder, how the flowers will look next year.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

Lesley Cox

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Re: What happened with this plant?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 10:23:12 PM »
If it were just one flower I'd say a critter had eaten a hole in the unopened bud but not when it is every flower. Perhaps some kind of mutation? It is very different and you'll be doing some cuttings in case it is constant, for a new variety. :)
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

ruweiss

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Re: What happened with this plant?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 08:30:22 PM »
Lesley, thank you for your kind reply. It would be fine, if this unusual growth
would be permanent. Next year we will know more.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

 


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