variegated Petunia

hoe_hoe_hoe(6b)July 26, 2006

Flower:

Foliage:

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Looks viral with those distorted leaves.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 2:19PM
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hoe_hoe_hoe(6b)

Could be viral- one never knows.
However, I do know that variegation frequently distorts leaves.
and I would like to think this is dna based variegation based on the broken flower color and the speckled effect.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 5:25PM
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hoe_hoe_hoe(6b)

Here is a chimeral based variegation from last year showing some leaf distortion.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 5:37PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Petunias are commonly affected by the same mosaic diseases of tomatoes, potatoes, etc. The mottled leaves and petals and stunting are typical symptoms of viral infection though there are other physical symptoms, as well. It's interesting, though!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 4:54AM
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hoe_hoe_hoe(6b)

Here is my chimeral petunia after the variegation began to stabilize. Unfortunately, the variegation was a little TOO severe for adequate sun tolerance.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2006 at 12:28PM
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hoe_hoe_hoe(6b)

Here is a new petunia for this year.
The effect is somewhat subtler, though this may lend sun tolerance.
The pattern is pretty regular and unique with each leaf having a thin dark edge and then a thin light border just inside that. However, there is distortion. Always a trade off, I guess.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2007 at 3:45PM
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hoe_hoe_hoe(6b)

making progress....

    Bookmark   June 15, 2007 at 9:44PM
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hoe_hoe_hoe(6b)

Flower....

    Bookmark   June 17, 2007 at 2:33PM
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