Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Strange Poppy

The clump of poppies I was wondering about - something very interesting...
One of the plants has variegated foliage!
No kidding!
Dark, deep green down the center vein (nice, normal poppy leaf color) fading to a lighter green, to lime green and finally to a nice, bright white on the edges. Not transparency-ish, but a deep, snow white.
One plant out of the whole clump - very cool!
And I know it isn't diseased or sick.
It really does remind me of the coloring on a variegated hosta.
If the leaves were obviously not poppy, I would swear that's what it is!
I'll have to keep a sharp eye out for the bloom color.
Plants amaze me...


Flighty said...

I have heard of poppies with variegated foliage but never seen any. As you say it'll be interesting to see what the flowers are like.
Happy gardening! xx

carolyn said...

Variegated foliage on a poppy sounds interesting you'll have to collect seed and see it if comes true.

Tina said...

Hiya, Flighty!
I'd never heard of such a thing. Interesting! I can't wait until this sucker blooms.
Watch it turn out to be some aweful putrid color. lol.

Hey there, Carolyn,
thanks for dropping by!
My daughter is suppose to stop by today, so hopefully I can get her to take a pic with her cell. The leaves are so cool! I'll definitely be saving seed - if it lives that long. I've got my fingers crossed!