A Variegated Catmint???

vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)August 31, 2006

This is sooooooooo weird! I just came in from outside where I was clipping one of my large catmints back. The catmint is just a common species (no cultivar) Nepeta mussinii. Anyways, coming up from the center back I found a single stem with white variegation on the normal grey/gree leaves! I clipped it off and am going to try and root it. Wouldn't it be cool if I can propagate this? There was only one so it's my only shot!!

Vera

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webkat5(Z6a MO)

Well, there actually is a variegated form...wonder if yours had both in there....

Or...yours could have reverted until now when you are seeing some of the variegation come around....

Hmmmmmm.....

    Bookmark   August 31, 2006 at 4:13PM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Hi webkat,

Mine are the common straight species; not cultivars or hybrids.

Vera

    Bookmark   August 31, 2006 at 7:05PM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

I know there is a Calamintha variagata too and that it once used to classified as nepeta....hmmmmm?

    Bookmark   September 1, 2006 at 11:53AM
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webkat5(Z6a MO)

It's a mystery, for sure!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2006 at 1:11AM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

It is! But, sad news. My cutting killed over LOL! However, since I didn't remove that whole variegated stem (only taking a tip cutting), maybe I'll see it again :D

Vera

    Bookmark   September 9, 2006 at 9:41AM
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