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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
Oct 15, 2016 5:26 PM CST
In July I cut chunks off of my established Mums and started 3 new plants, they all took! Will hope they survive winter. Anyway I thought this odd, the "mother" plant is a solid color and cut a chunk and the "baby offspring" is the same color except it has yellow in the middles. Dumb question but could it be because the "mother" plant was planted right beside a yellow one? Why is one solid and one has 2 colors? The baby is the one in the clay pot.
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Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids
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lauriebasler
Oct 15, 2016 7:14 PM CST
Hybridizing. Hope some who can explain it comes along for you, Until then, or if they do not. google Hybrids, and reversion.
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
Oct 17, 2016 2:51 PM CST
lauriebasler said:Hybridizing. Hope some who can explain it comes along for you, Until then, or if they do not. google Hybrids, and reversion.

I Googled it, read about it, got confused, at least I am happy with my pretty Mum! Thanks for the response. Thank You!
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Oct 19, 2016 1:05 AM CST
A divided cut rooting should be identical to the original.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Oct 19, 2016 2:09 PM CST
I'm thinking the cutting bloomed earlier and the original plant will have yellow centers as it ages. That often happens to some of mine
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
Oct 19, 2016 6:54 PM CST
jvdubb said:I'm thinking the cutting bloomed earlier and the original plant will have yellow centers as it ages. That often happens to some of mine


I got to thinking that very same concept, that as a more mature plant it may change as it develops. Thanks!
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Oct 22, 2016 3:29 AM CST
Are they grafted? That could explain how root cuttings came up different from the flowers you saw.
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
Oct 24, 2016 2:55 PM CST
Yardenman said:Are they grafted? That could explain how root cuttings came up different from the flowers you saw.


No, no grafting. I did discover how easy it is to take a cutting and start another Mum, do not even need any root hormones,
these are incredibly easy to start new plants, I will not need to buy any more Mums unless I want other colors than I have.
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