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Definition of tetraploid

Categorized under "Daylilies"

Definition as written by KatBaxter:

An average plant has 2 sets of chromosomes.
To enhance certain qualities in some species, scientist have bred tetraploids (four sets of chromosomes).
The flowers on tetraploids are generally bigger than those on other varieties of the same species, but there are fewer of them and the plant generally grows slower than the types with 2 sets of chromosomes.

Definition as written by dorothian:

The plants of Tetraploids are heavier in substance and the blooms are often larger and much more substantial, with more intense color.


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