What will 2nd generation zinnias look like?
Lets say I grow zinnias from a pack of seeds, and I end up with about 3 different colored zinnia plants, with red, purplish-pink, and light pink being the 3 colored flowers that are produced. The plants are all side by side. What would I expect if I collected seeds from the zinnia with red flowers? Pink Flowers? Purplish-pink flowers?
In other words, if I collect seeds from a purple-pink zinnia, with next year's plants that grow from the seeds from that purple-pink flower also be purple-pink? Or will they be a cross between whichever flower's pollen was planted on the flower and the flower that I collected seeds from? If pollen came from a red flower and pollinated that purple-pink flower, will those seeds be a cross between red and purple-pink?
Thanks..... I still have a lot of seeds from last year that I dried, but havent planted. I wasnt sure what to expect, and plus I wanted to ensure that I got more varied colors than I did last year, which is what has happened, as now I have orange, yellow, white, a deep velvety pink-ish red, pure pink, etc.