Gladiolus dalenii hybrid

Jim McKenney
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:12:33 PDT
Roger wrote: " A reminder too that the beautiful flaming and streaking of parrot tulips is due to "Tulip Breaking Virus"   "

I'm sure Roger meant "broken tulips" and not "parrot tulips". I don't recall seeing an explanation for the parrot condition in tulip flowers; evidently it's one of the common somatic mutations such as multiplication of the perianth segments.

Jim McKenney

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