Should I be excited? Is this a sport?

auntlavender(Chicago/Zone5)June 15, 2010

This is a Warsaw Nike, about 5 years old. I heavy prune at the end of each winter and again after flowering.

This link will take you to an album with several views of the bloom.

I just spotted this anomaly---it's fairly low on the vine.

Warsaw Nike Anomaly
it has four petals, one deep purple, two half purple fading to white, and one completely white.

Has anyone seen anything like this? I hope there are more!

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michael_in_chicago(z5)

It is a variation, though they show up like this in viticellas especially. I've had difficulty rooting such sports, since they are from that flower only. Just enjoy it!

    Bookmark   June 15, 2010 at 6:19PM
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auntlavender(Chicago/Zone5)

Hey thanks Michael. I will enjoy it while it lasts--maybe I'll try and collect the seeds from this flower.

Can you talk a little more about your experiece with variations? I'm just interested in hearing about what you've seen and done.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2010 at 7:28PM
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michael_in_chicago(z5)

What I've done is nothing (successful) in terms of rooting. Royal Velours and Jackmanii give a lot of variation depending on the weather; Niobe has thrown an occasional sport as well.

They're fun to see, basically!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2010 at 5:13PM
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