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TMurugavel
Aug 3, 2016 1:29 PM CST
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Hi,
I am living in UK and I bought a Hybiscus plant, which flowering yellow and pink separately in one plant.

We noted , some flowers with dual colours in the same flower. I have attached one of the flower photo. We noted some flowers with different extent colour combination,

I have discussed about this , with my friend who is botanist and environmental scientist. He cannot give any explanation.

Every time when a dual colour flower comes , I video the whole plant, for my records.

Looking forward to hear from you.
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plantladylin
Aug 3, 2016 2:03 PM CST
Wow, that sure is a beautiful and colorful bloom! It appears to be a "sport", a genetic mutation. Some growers will at times create new plants with color changes. Future blooms may eventually revert to the original color.
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keithp2012
Aug 4, 2016 12:48 PM CST
Yes that is a genetic mutation, other blooms should be one color. Could be called "chimera".

Are you able to save seed and send to the US? I grow hibiscus from seed and would love to grow some from this special bloom! ❤️ It will eventually develop a seed pod.

Please post more photos if you see more bicolor blooms!
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Oct 27, 2016 8:23 PM CST
@TMurugavel did you see my message?
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Oct 28, 2016 9:30 AM CST

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