I had 12 offsets from Lynn in April to see how they would change or retain their color during Texas summer. Darker colors were chosen for this study to observe how they would fair to each other as well. It has been humid in recent days with heat index close to 110s with temperatures in upper 90s. I decided to keep these offsets in protection starting today, so I wanted to share the results. Pictures are taken this morning.
Winner is "Dornroschen"
It retained about 50% of its spring color. I have only had it little more than 3 months so hard to tell how they would do rest of summer. I am hoping breeders would use this as one of the parents for future varieties.
Runner up is "Drachenblut"
There are two more I would like to mention due to unique features they have.
I like khaki green with red tips of "Burnt Embers"
And glossy leaves with red tips of "Hordubal"
Others lost their color and turned mostly green. Tips are green as well.