Chasmanth weirdo

Shirley Meneice
Thu, 30 May 2013 22:07:24 PDT
Will do, Jim.  Thanks for the suggestion.

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Subject: Re: [pbs] Chasmanth weirdo

On May 26, 2013, at 11:51 PM, Shirley Meneice wrote:

> I have a small planting of Chasmanthe floribunda which for the past two
> years has produced  the usual plants and one giant, almost 2 m. tall.
....I cannot figure out
> what I have here.  Any ideas?
Dear Shirley,
	Since no one else has replied, let me offer a suggestion. 

	Share bulbils with close friends to see if this is a genetic change.
If new plants all show this large size, you may have a desirable new

	These may simply be tetraploids, but if there are other changes
involved* you may have some new bee produced hybrid.

	So first thing is try spreading this around and see if it repeats.
Of course if there really a lot of bulbils share with PBS and ask for feed

	Sounds interesting. 		Best		Jim W. 

* Other changes may be in foliage width, color, venation etc or flower size,
number, anatomy etc.

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