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29/04/2013 at 11:13

Hello, Has anyone seen on e of these Daisy's before, we spotted it in our lawn at the weekend. There are only 2 plants we could see with these leaf markings.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22825.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22826.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

 

29/04/2013 at 11:52

Very interesting Julian. I had a variegated bindweed one year and someone suggested it might be due to weedkiller As it was right against our boundary it was exposed to anything that gets sprayed. Any chance that might be the case for this one? 

Hang on to it, if it's stable you might make a fortune in Plant Breeder's Rights

29/04/2013 at 11:59

Never seen that before Julian.  I like daisies growing in my lawn & that would certainly add interest.    Keep hold of it for a bit as nutcutlet says - it might not make you either famous or a huge fortune, but as a native hybrid it may well spread country wide as 'Julians surprise' or something similar .  Variegated plants tend to be less vigorous than plain green leaved ones, so it would be interesting if it is slower to grow than normal daisy plants.

We saw it here first 

29/04/2013 at 12:42

Thanks for the feed back. I'll have to keep a check on it.

29/04/2013 at 14:23

It would be well over a year since the road side was sprayed with weed killer. I do have a couple of variegated plants in the area.

Is it worth digging them up and moving them to where the could spread more?

29/04/2013 at 14:26

If you like them, I'd move them, you won't keep mowing the tops off and can observe progress

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