|Euonymous "Emerald Gaiety"|
|What would Hosta be without the mutation?|
Anyway, this is exactly what happened to my Lysmachia Alexander. It was a mutation, but it has un-mutated foliage growing back. Now nary a bit of my Lymachia is Alexandered--you know, variegated. The nerve of the thing!
|Lysmachia without the Alexander|
|Lysmachia Alexander--Pink, yellow, white and green with envy|
Mr. Bonsai himself--Raymond Alexander Kukkee esquire-- has told us over at Incoming Bytes, about his own Un-mutation. Recall if you will, how he had a heck of a time getting rid of an un-mutated Snow-on-the-mountain, AKA Ground Elder. He doesn't even bother calling it Snow-on-the-mountain anymore and who can blame him? I mean to say, what, pray tell, is snow-on-the-mountain without the snow? Well, it's Ground Elder, that's what.
|Got snow on your snow-on-the-mountain?|
So what are we to do when our poor mutation decides to un-mutate? The experts tell us to snip off the offending branches in order to keep the plant mutated and variegated. Easier said than done, I'll have you know.
That is all we can do though. Keep clipping back the green and maintain the mutation from becoming an un-mutation.