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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 b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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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!
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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)
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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)
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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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Frillylily
Feb 14, 2017 4:23 PM CST
I know this is an old question, but I think the division you took will take time to mature and as it matures there will be more petals and that fullness will fill in or hide the yellow center that shows now.

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