Anyone ever experience "GreeNikko"???

springwood_gardens(6B Pittsburgh)July 9, 2013

Check this out! I was taking a look at my one Nikko about a month ago, and the forming blooms at one corner of the plant seemed to look a bit different than the others. Upon closer recent inspection, I found the following....

While the rest of the plant had typical pure-blue flowers, these others were a paler blue with green tinges! Anyone ever see this before?

Either way, I suppose I'll have to try asexual reproduction this or next year to see if I can repeat it and/or get a whole plant to look like that. If so, a natural mutation has occurred!

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luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

I happens. I recall a post that someone made maybe 5 yrs or more ago. They were getting very light blooms out of Nikko Blue and after checking, the soil pH was near neutral. Her/his basic complaint was that the blooms were faint blue, almost white with some green.

The green could be immature parts of the bloom as a result of less/lack of sun, soil, etc. Similar to Limelight blooms or early Annabelle blooms but, limited to selected areas of the bloom. Monitor it to see if the green areas eventually change or catch up with the other parts of the bloom. If you see unusual growth develop off the blooms, there may be a very serious problem.

This post was edited by luis_pr on Wed, Jul 10, 13 at 6:13

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