The image to the left is Psychedelic Show-AVSA Reg. #10413 (P. Sorano/Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses). This is a stunning plant with a bloom that is sure to be a favorite for sometime to come. I successfully stem propagated a number of Psychedelic Show plants. But one of the plants, totally true in leaf type and color produced the blooms as seen on the right. An obvious sport and a bit less festive looking then Psychedelic Show.
Also as follow-up to the August blog, the chimera leaf plant that was derived through a stem culture of Yukako finally bloomed. I was hoping for a double chimera plant. As you can see the image below, a most disappointing bloom. Click on any of the images to enlarge them.
Now here is something of interest! (below) This information comes to us from Kay Darrow. Is it a double chimera? Sure looks like it. Chimera leaves and chimera flowers. It is also a sport of Yukako. Kay says that the grower of this plant produced it (and this is the interesting part) from a leaf of Yukako. The grower told her that so far she has not been able to produce another plant either by leaf or bloom stalk. My opinion for what it is worth, it can only be reproduced true by propagation of the bloom stalk. Kay has put down a leaf of this plant and it will be very interesting to see what is produced. Hopefully she will keep us informed of the outcome.
Finally, and again from Kay, she received the below image from her friend in Sweden that produced from Concord this excellent sport. It appears the flowers on this sport are the exact reverse of Concord. Purple is switched with white and white with purple. To last months blog, the leaf color hypothesis holds true. Note the leaves of this predominantly white pigmented plant has much lighter leaves then the predominantly purple pigmented plant.