How did this happen?

Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845

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Can you see the pink flower middle right? All from the same poppy plant

This plant has been on for 6 years, never seen this before. Any ideas?

Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
A A Milne

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  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    Exactly the same thing happened to my bunch that started as medium stalk salmon pink and suddenly there were also strong tall stalk baby pink and smaller thin stalk lady bird red 

    The whole process took a few years and I can only assume some kind of reversion between the parents of my original salmon pink 

  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845

    that was such an interesting link, thank you. Actually Charlie you have reminded me of something I saw many many years ago which was exactly that with a little boy. Long before the days if genetic testing so caused a bit of a stir!

    there is a clump of salmon pink  poppies about 20 ft away and perhaps it seeded. Weird tho

     

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
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