Was: Veltheimia seedling coloration - now generic

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Thu, 12 May 2011 08:31:47 PDT
>Usually totally green bulbs are a good indicator of yellow/green flowers

Dear  Jonathan, Jude and all,

	I think it is fairly safe to say that  seedlings that show no 
hint of red pigments (especially those that normally have red foliage 
or flowers) will not have red flowers.  I have seen this often in a 
variety of seedlings and other plants. Sometimes there may be just 
the slightest hint of pink or brown (where the red pigments mix with 
chlorophyll) in the seedling or spring new growth to indicate pink, 
or red flowers. The same species with absolutely no pink or brown 
will often (always?) have white or yellow flowers.

	Missing pink/red colors in seedlings or new growth seems to 
correlate with white or yellow flowers.

	Any thoughts ?		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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