Sunday, July 5, 2009

Leaf forms of mutant asagao strain Blue Saizaki

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to grow out a Demono strain of Asagao named Blue Saizaki. I would like to show the two leaf forms that have appeared on the surviving plants. I had two seedlings whose cotyledons were quite stunted and curled, indicating they would have been single- or double-Demono type flower form. Alas, they did not survive.

The photograph shown above is Vine # 7 showing what to me is an interesting leaf with extremely curled margins. Each leaf that appears on the vine is like what is shown in the photograph.

Here is Vine # 4, showing the same type of leaf.

This leaf is of Vine # 2, and ought to be the seed producing vine for this strain.