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Q.Mutation Of Poppy Colors

Zone Talent Oregon 97540 southern Oregon | Anonymous added on August 6, 2023 | Answered

Poppy seeds planted from neighbor’s pale lavender seeds. Leaves smooth with a sage color. My flowers turned out a brilliant fushia color. I’m not complaining as they are stunning but I’m wondering HOW this happened. Her photo is the lavender. Mine fushia.

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Answered on August 7, 2023

Whoa! I like yours! Her plants no doubt were hybrids and seeds from hybrids do not necessarily look like the parent plant. The seeds can take on the characteristics of one of the plants that were cross-pollinated. Here is more about hybrid seeds and heirlooms:


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