If I remember correctly, 'Alaska' is a variegated form of nasturtium which had
orange to peach flowers. I don't recall them being red stemmed.
On Tue, 05 Jun 2001 18:13:39 GMT, Night23 <night23 at nightynight.com> wrote:
> they were all alaska nusturtium seeds which will yield different
>flower colors (i presume). I shall keep an eye on what flower color
>arises from the red stem plant relative to the other plants in the
>jar... If there looks to be no difference... then i shall propagate the
>red stem plant's seeds... and watch to see if red stemmed seedlings show
>>Selective breeding a few generations down the line for redder colors...
>and soon I may have the world's first bright red stemmed nusturtium
>plant with leaf venation to match.
>>A million dollar plant for gardeners the world over.
>>>> If you are asking if "red stems" is a genetic trait, the answer is yes.
>>>> You did not say if your Nasturtiums are a single cultivar or mixed colors.
>> If they are mixed, you should expect some variability in other characters
>> besides flower color.
>>>> Night23 <night23 at nightynight.com> wrote in message
>> news:3B18096D.ABEC30FA at nightynight.com...>> > Hi,
>> > I am growing a jar of Nusturtium plants from seeds. Among the 10 or
>> > so plants in the jar which have recently germinated, I observed that one
>> > of them has a red stem (the rest are green). The entire stem is a light
>> > red color including branches leading up to the leaves. The leaf
>> > venation is slightly reddish as well as well as a thin region of red
>> > around the rim of each leaf.
>> > Is this a mutant plant?
>> > Are there any physical (nutrient deficiency) factors that could cause a
>> > plant to have a red stem? The plants are closely spaced growing in the
>> > same jar and recieve the same amount of lighting everyday and the same
>> > amount of water (I haven't been adding red dye in or anything). Soil
>> > conditions are the same obviously since they are in the same jar.