Perennials forum: Look at this delphinium

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Name: Duane
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duane456
Apr 11, 2012 10:59 PM CST
This delphinium sport came up a few weeks ago---What do you think of the leaves? The green ones to the left are the regular ones. Should I try to isolate it?

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 12, 2012 4:22 AM CST
Nice, Duane. Might that be one of the Pacific Giants?







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Name: Duane
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duane456
Apr 12, 2012 8:19 AM CST
Actually I'm not sure what kind it is. I lost the tag for it. I did grew it from seed from a trade.
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springcolor
Apr 12, 2012 8:45 AM CST
I like that. Keep us posted.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 12, 2012 8:56 AM CST
I really like those leaves. IMHO, it would be up to you whether to leave it where it is or isolate it. The color gives a nice bright pop of green among the darker green leaves. I like that kind of surprise and informality but others, of course, don't.
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Name: Duane
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duane456
Apr 12, 2012 8:59 AM CST
I was thinking more in terms of isolating and collecting seeds from it to see if it might be stable.
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SongofJoy
Apr 12, 2012 10:49 AM CST
My bad. In that case, yes, I definitely would.
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SongofJoy
Apr 13, 2012 3:17 AM CST
Bumping this up for other opinions. I'm no delphinium expert. That looks like a Pacific Giant and I would isolate. But that's just one opinion.
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Apr 15, 2012 2:18 PM CST
duane456 said:This delphinium sport came up a few weeks ago---What do you think of the leaves? The green ones to the left are the regular ones. Should I try to isolate it?

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This is beautiful, you could probably divide it when the roots get strong. Be safe, you might be able to get it patented. Green Grin!
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