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Will seedlings be variegated?

Posted by claysoil z6 PA ( on
Sun, Jun 4, 06 at 11:56

Before I offer these seeds for trade, I'd appreciates hearing from more experienced arum growers. I have arum italicum that is variegated. I know that the seeds are viable because there are baby plants around, but at this stage they are all solid green. I am wondering if they will ever develop their parent's white marbling? I won't bother to save seed if "no" is the answer.

Thanks to anyone who can help answer my question.

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RE: Will seedlings be variegated?

Well, it is my understanding that the variegation continues to get better and better until maturity so maybe this is normal.....I'm sure an Arum expert will help us out on this, but I'd love to get some seed to put out back if you have any extra. I should have some seed of Arisaema nepenthoides in awhile.....assuming the seed heads do not bite the dust before ripening. I assume I'll get some seed on my other Arisaema as well this year, although I make no attempt to pollinate myself so can not guarantee it. Good luck with them :o) Dan

RE: Will seedlings be variegated?

I would very much like to see a photograph of these. Are you willing to part with some?

RE: Will seedlings be variegated?

Although not my picture, this is what they look like. I think they are pretty common? I don't know the exact variety because they were at my parents' home when the house was purchased.

Here is a link that might be useful: arum italicum

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