pbs Digest, Vol 38, Issue 19

Thomas Karwin via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Thu, 16 Apr 2020 17:15:11 PDT
Thanks Colin and Brian, 

The possibility of a mutation had occurred to me, but thought it be so uncommon as to be unlikely. I’m pleased by Colin’s assessment. I went through the image gallery on the North American Clivia Society website, which has several yellow Clivias but none as white as this one. 

Now I will wait for seeds! 

In response to Brian’s question, I’m pretty sure this is an offset from the pre-existing clump of plants, which has been in place for several years. I will dig around the rhizomes and check it out. 


> On Apr 16, 2020, at 5:00 AM, pbs-request@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net wrote:
> Hi Tom
> I took a bunch of the pale yellow bloomed stems to a garden club meeting last year, and few people knew what they were. I think the? colour intensity is very dependent on light and temperature levels. They are woodland floor plants when I have seen them near Pietermaritzberg. Is the yellow plant attached to your others or a separate plant that has not flowered for you before?
> Brian Whyer, SE UK, (longing for rain)
>    On Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 15:39:36 BST, Colin Simeons via pbs <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net <mailto:pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net>> wrote:  
>  Hi Tom,What happened is a mutation and it is what all plant breeders hope and strive for. Mostly they are negative, some very negative but rarely they are positive. You are one of the lucky ones, it could be worth a lot, cherish it.Best of luckColin
> ? ? On Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 07:38:00 CEST, Thomas Karwin <thomaskarwin@gmail.com <mailto:thomaskarwin@gmail.com>> wrote:? 
> My clump of Clivia miniata has been growing undisturbed for a few years. I
> have been planning to divide and transplant the plants when the common
> orange blossoms fade. Then, near-white blossoms appeared along side the
> usual orange blossoms. I assume they are actually very pale yellow.I had
> not planted a hybrid Clivia, so the these new blossoms are unexpected and
> puzzling. How could this have happened?
> Tom K.  

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