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Hybrid or Spontaneous Mutation ??

szarvas, Hungary

How to define this plant ?
It's an Hybrid or an Spontaneous Mutation . It come from volunteer seedling, I always have Amaranthus in the garden with velvet foliage ( Amaranthus Cruentus ) - like Pygmy Torch, Oeshberg, Elephant Head etc....
This year I find for the first time this plant, a mix of velvet leaf and brown-green leaf.

It's the " Cleopatra " ( canna ) of the Amaranthus .

I hope he survive and produce a lot of seeds !
Here is the pic.

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Baton Rouge area, LA(Zone 8b)

That is very pretty! I don`t know about the leaves but that sure is interesting. It reminds me of the "Summer Poinsettia" amaranthus. Some of mine sprouted completely burgundy while others were variegated green and burgundy. I haven`t see any with leaves like that yet.

I planted some of those this year.


szarvas, Hungary

Your Poinsettia directly sow in the garden ?
The young plants are so fragile !

I would love to get something like that !

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Baton Rouge area, LA(Zone 8b)

Here is mine I started in 4 inch pots and planted them out. We can trade seeds if you want later in the fall. Karen

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