Camellia 'Nuccios Pearl'
Welcome to Arty's Flower Friday!
Today, we are barking about variegation.
Pieris 'Flaming Silver'
"I'm Variegated too!"
(...and why are we at the Mental Center?..BOL)
Azalea 'Silver Flame'
"How do plants become variegated you ask?"
Variegation is usually the result of cell mutation and can be genetic or occur randomly.If genetic, the color change is stable and it's easier to propagate new shoots and get the same result.
A random mutation can also result in variegation. Mutations can also be propagated, but sometimes they don't take or result in a weaker plant. Variegated plants are usually smaller than their non variegated relatives, which makes them ideal for small spaces. Some varieties thrive in shade too, due to the lack of chlorophyll in the leaves.
Phlox 'Candy Stripe'
A trip to any nursery today and you will see dozens and dozens of wildly popular variegated plants!
'Variegated Dog on a Variegated Table'
Now, back to our regular programing.
Wyatt and Tegan
What a plethora of pinks and purples you brought us today... perfect! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
Tegan MOLMOL you are a table pup after my heart...tables are the best especially variegated smooth wooden ones.ReplyDelete
The posies are beautiful and OMCs the regularly scheduled programming too much fun
Hugs madi your bfff
MOLMOL WYATT I just saw your comment on our blog....that was funny and your now Galz like Fun-gis!!ReplyDelete
Hugs madi your bfff
Your variegated flowers and plants are just beautiful! It looks like you might have won the tugging contest, Wyatt☺ReplyDelete
We love variegated plants and have some in our yard too.ReplyDelete
Thank you for showing us so many beautiful flowersReplyDelete
We have some variegated euonymus:) Mom is struck by the beauty of that camellia. You sure do have some beautiful blooms already.ReplyDelete
Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber
You two must be Master Gardner's.ReplyDelete
All your flowers are beautiful.
You have the most beautiful flowers!ReplyDelete
Hazel & Mabel
How beautiful!! Thanks for teaching us all about variegated plants, Wyatt!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for hopping with us today!
Arty, Rosy & Jakey
Wow! We didn't know that! We have some plants called snow-on-the-mountain that feature variegated leaves. They are growing like crazy under the bushes in the front yard. But right in the middle of them, a non-variegated patch started growing. Ghostwriter said it was genetics and that's probably how the plant originally looked before the variegated variety came along.ReplyDelete
What lovely flowers. I'm all in favour of variegation too!ReplyDelete
Just wanted to pop by and say hello! I've just moved into my new garden and I'm about to get stuff going. Exciting times. Daisy says hello to Wyatt. xxReplyDelete