Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Albino Hulthemia and Another Sport

The albino branch that I mentioned in a previous post has continued to grow.  It appears that although the leaves are lacking chlorophyl, the branch itself seems to be somewhat green.  It will be interesting to see if the blooms open normally and whether they will look anything like the regular Hulthemia bloom of this particular seedling.

There was another Hulthemia that I noticed today that was sporting.  As you can see in the photo below, most of the blotch is missing.  Somehow without the blotch it looks rather plain.  The last photo shows a bloom of that same seedling with it's blotch intact.  Many sports are not more desirable than the original.


  1. I really like that dark purple blotch. Looking forward to seeing the outcome of the albino. Sports... they sure can create some interesting effects. No doubt fragrance is like frosting on the cake.

  2. Thanks Dave. The "albino" sport should bloom in the next 2-3 days.