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another question about variegation - 4 oclocks

18 years ago

What causes the variegation (in the flowers only) in 4 oclocks?

I planted seeds for "kaliedescope", and also for several solid colors including white, and was very pleased when the plants producing white flowers and the plants producing red flowers both started producing flowers streaked with the color of the flowers on the plant next to them, as I was hoping for red/white striped flower.

Howeverthere is another plant which has been producing red/yellow variegated flowers, and recently the red/white striped planted near it is also showing yellow streaks!

Are these flowers acquiring these color traits via root grafting or is it merely coincidence?

Should I seperate the remaining red/white to prevent them from doing this?



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