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Never had a seedling like this.

Postby malaprop » Jun 06, 2007 1:42 am

It's hard to believe this came from a single seed planted last Oct/Nov.

What started out as a green/white streak that sent up a scape, all new growth is cream/white streaked.

The two new eyes look they will be cream/white streak, and that the regular green and white eye will be gone.

I've never had a seedling do this--it's morphing before my eyes.
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Postby malaprop » Jun 06, 2007 1:43 am

closeup......not the best...the only color is visible when it the leaf first unfurls---then it gets lighter.
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jun 06, 2007 5:18 am

How strange! It looks like two completely different hostas planted in one pot together! :o Very :cool: though. :wink:
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Postby Lessadragon » Jun 06, 2007 6:58 am

Could there have been another seed that rode along with the seedling that maybe was a late riser? Two very cool seedlings though.

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Postby caliloo » Jun 06, 2007 7:37 am

That is crazy looking! Keep posting pictures as it grows.

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Postby DBoweMD » Jun 06, 2007 8:05 am

That is really interesting!
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Postby wishiwere » Jun 06, 2007 8:09 am

Very interesting. You would think one with either of the green or white, but that difference is :cool: together! :D
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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 06, 2007 9:16 am

:cool: Looks like you should be calling that one 'Split Personality'. :wink:
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Postby eastwood2007 » Jun 06, 2007 10:50 am

renaldo75 wrote::cool: Looks like you should be calling that one 'Split Personality'. :wink:


That's an idea! Keep us posted; that is very interesting!
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Postby malaprop » Jun 06, 2007 11:01 am

At 12:00 is the green/white eye, and the two new pale eyes are at 9:00 & 11: 00 o'clock and are coming from the green/white eye as well!

It's one seed!
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Postby Diana » Jun 06, 2007 12:23 pm

Very interesting! In that last close-up do I see some red and wavy petioles too? This hosta has it ALL!
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Postby malaprop » Jun 06, 2007 12:53 pm

I think I read somewhere that the red petioles are at their best in the cool months, fading in the hot months--don't know if it's true or not. But the only only missing trait so far is rippled edge or of course puckering...... But it's on a genetic free-for-all right now....
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