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Wils Dramatic Fire - something a little unusual ???

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    Default Wils Dramatic Fire - something a little unusual ???

    I bought this plant a couple of years ago for the foliage(yes it has been tested in case you think that it is a virus ) Wils Dramatic Fire and is now flowering for the first time.
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    The shape of the flower could be better,but its the foliage that I want to use in breeding= wish me luck on that.

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    hi murray,
    i definitely wish you good luck with that, i like the leaves!

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    i love the leaves, love the unique flowers too.

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    That is cool. I hope you can get the leaves to transfer to whatever you decide to cross it with. Very nice share!

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    This plant is fantastic- both the flowers (love the color!) and the leaves!!! Best of luck and keep us posted!!!

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    I am not into breeding, but have heard that variegation does not come through during subsequent breeding. You might want to do some research on that if that is what is important to your goal.

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    Interesting streaking on the leaves. I probably would've walked past that thinking it was sick!

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    Great plant Murray ! I think if you use this plant as the female parent the offspring have a high chance of having the variegated leaf form as the somatic genes from the plastids (mitochondria and chloroplasts both) are inherited from the mother plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Great plant Murray ! I think if you use this plant as the female parent the offspring have a high chance of having the variegated leaf form as the somatic genes from the plastids (mitochondria and chloroplasts both) are inherited from the mother plant.
    This is true, however, it is my understanding that many variegated plants are chimeras. As such, a sectoral chimera is a mutation (chloroplast defect) that occurs in the plant itself and is not stable or heritable (Chimera (plant) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). If this plant is not a chimera, then the chances are greater that chromosomal DNA is involved and the trait may be stable and heritable in a percentage of offspring.

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    nice flower. Lovely color. And good debate too. congrats. I'm waiting for updates

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