Is this a chimera?

bunnycat(z6 NY)October 26, 2011

The photo isn't very good. I took it with my cell phone.

Each flower has a pale pink stripe down the center of each petal. Thanks for taking a look.

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irina_co(z5 CO)

looks like it.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2011 at 1:35PM
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bunnycat(z6 NY)

Thank you, Irina.
I looked to see if Violetbarn had a chimera sport (is that what it's called?)of Ma's Taffy Swirl. There is one, but no picture yet, and that one has a blue stripe. While googling images of MTS, I found a picture from a couple of years ago labeled Ma's Taffy Stripe. That one looks like a chimera to me, has a very pronounced blue stripe on pink petals, no fantasy. I don't know if the Violetbarn chimera from MTS has fantasy or not (forgot if it said). So if the one I bought is a chimera, then there are at least 2 or 3 from MTS around. I got lucky! I think none of the flowers were opened when I bought it, but it had more flower stems than the other 2 that were available for purchase.
Bunnycat

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 1:43PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Congratulations!

Some of the less stable varieties are prone to create chimeras. Chimera Yukako has an ability to produce other chimeras too.

I.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 12:34PM
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bunnycat(z6 NY)

No wonder everyone seems to be crazy about Yukako. I thought it's because it's so pretty.
In the past, I've had violets with fantasy lose some of it over time. Haven't ever had the luck to buy an "improved" version" before. I hope Olive doesn't want it back!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 3:34PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

I think Olive may appreciate if you send her a sucker one day.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 5:24PM
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bunnycat(z6 NY)

Don't I have to cut it's poor little head off to get a sucker? (horrors!!!)
Best to let her do it. But it's just a baby now.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 9:38PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

If you cut its poor head off - you will end with 20 suckers, and not all of them are going to be chimeras. If you just let it grow -sooner or later you get one.

i.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 12:43PM
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