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Rose of Sharon Seeds

Posted by robina z6VA (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 25, 05 at 9:03

I recently purchased a Rose of Sharon " Dianna." It had a few stray seed pods so I planted some seeds. Will these seeds produce true to the original or will they be a variation?

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RE: Rose of Sharon Seeds

  • Posted by Rjj1 Ok USDA Zone 7 (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 27, 05 at 14:52

No, it will not be true. You are not true to your parents because of recessive or dominant genetics and the Law of Dominance.

Your ROS will be a ROS and good percentage of the seedlings might look like the parent, but they will not be "true". Only clones or cuttings come true.

Came across this link in helping my daughter with this concept.


Here is a link that might be useful: Mendel's Law

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