Tecophilaea cyanocrocus "hybrids"

Paul Cumbleton cumbleton@yahoo.co.uk
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:39:10 PDT
In trying to get more of the pure blue form I once crossed two blue plants,
carefully isolated from other colour forms. I was surprised when one or two
of the resulting seedlings turned out purple (i.e. var. violacea). Perhaps
this isn't so surprising on reflection - this species has been in
cultivation a long time and with no re-introductions from the wild. Seed
sent to exchanges is often open pollinated and from collections where all
three colour forms are present. I would guess that as a result all the
colours are "in there" somewhere genetically speaking and will pop out from
time to time.


Paul Cumbleton

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