Columbine Color Change

penelope(Z6 KY)April 30, 2007

Do your Columbines all change to purple? How does this happen to a hybrid? I know one used to be yellow.

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michigoose(Z5OH)

I suspect that what you have is some self-polination and self-seeding going on...I think purple is a dominant color in the columbines, so it isn't surprising you don't see any yellow anymore. I'd wager though, that in a couple of years you'll see yellow again, and maybe pink and red....Hybrids do this more than species...it's like a couple where one partner is blue-eyed, and one brown. The offspring will be all brown, but (if incest is allowed), then the next generation may have a blue eyed kid amongst the brown, that is, of course assuming that the original parents have double blue and double brown genes...

    Bookmark   May 1, 2007 at 8:57AM
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penelope(Z6 KY)

Thanks michigoose.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2007 at 12:47PM
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