Sunday, August 02, 2009

Chimera

This single variegated pachysandra pops as a white punctuation dot in a bed of green. It appeared, a spontaneous mutation, about two weeks ago.



Botanically, this plant is a chimera, composed of genetically different tissues: one that produces green growth and another that yields white growth. Much more pleasing than the mythological monster!

2 comments:

Ronald Rabideau said...

This is a very nice variegation. Was it in your own garden? Did it persist? If so, I would love to try to propagate it. I know there are variegated forms, but this one is(was?) special.
Ron

Ronald Rabideau said...

This is a very nice variegation. Was it in your own garden? Did it persist? If so, I would love to try to propagate it. I know there are variegated forms, but this one is(was?) special.
Ron