Purple/Black Stemmed Seedling

paws4petsAugust 17, 2012

4 year old seedling. The stems on the flower scape are really dark purple/black. The picture doesn't show it very well. The stems are speckled, just plain green leaves.

paws

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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

This is not unusual. There are lots of these about. Similar to Purple Boots.

Steve

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 7:39PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Let's see if I have a picture for you. I got Rocket's Red Glare recently. It has those red legs. In fact the hosta Red Sox is another one with the red legs being its most outstanding feature. And I have Purple Boots, Beet Salad, and then Stephen King, Jaws, and a few more, my mind just slipped away from me here!

I'm like you, Paws4Pets, I have a fondness for the colored petioles.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 11:51PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Devil's Poker from Savory's.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 11:52PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Here is Stephen King, a hosta hybridized by Alttara Scheer.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 11:54PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Here's Beet Salad. Maybe you can see some of the purple scape and petioles.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 11:56PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Here is the Red Sox one. Favored by folks from New England?
:)

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 11:58PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

And Purple Boots. When it arrived, it had just some short light purple like cowboy boots at the base of the petioles, then it started coloring up.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 12:01AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Paradise Island has reddish petioles and scapes. Lot of color there besides the red though.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 12:05AM
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trudy_gw

Thanks for sharing your seedling. Even though there are a lot of purple stems around, it is still fun when its ones own seedling.

Happy Seed Growing... fun addiction!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 9:57AM
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paws4pets

No streaked seedlings yet so this will have to do for know. Have had some big blue and green leafed ones also. At least the aren't all boring green.
paws

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 11:50PM
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