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Double Flowered Lanceleaf Coreopsis

 
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I have some wild Lanceleaf Coreopsis in my yard.  One of them has a doubled headed flower (single stem with two flowers back to back, see attachment).

Is this a one-off mutation or is there some chance that this could be breed into something?  If so what would be the best way to proceed?

Thanks, I'm new to all this so forgive me if this is a silly question.


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Double Headed Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Double Headed Lanceleaf Coreopsis
 
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You might have to grow its seeds to find out. Possibly for two generations.

Why two? If recessive it might not show back up in the first.

If it shows up again in the offspring, especially at an increasing rate. It's genetic and you can select for it.
 
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Thanks for the answer.  Could you point me to a good guide or tutorial on doing this?  I'd assume you let the flowers be pollinated normally then take the seeds and grow them in an isolated environment?
 
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None I know of. Though breeding new plants and flowers by Welsh https://books.google.com/books/about/Breeding_New_Plants_and_Flowers.html?id=WMEQAQAAMAAJ&source=kp_book_description

Is a good starting point.

I think your instincts are correct.
 
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