The spring season is on ful swing and many of the garden perennials are starting to leaf out. Now is the time when gardeners might notice that a favorite plant with variegated leaves is sprouting solid green ones called reversions. Just have a walk down the patch and you will come to know about it.

Often variegated plants are discovered when a mutation occurs in a plant, producing a new coloration pattern. This is called a sport and plant growers look for them, propagate them and then introduce them to the gardening public as a new plant.

However the variegation is not always stable and the plant starts to revert back to the original leaf. The reversions are generally more vigorous than the mutation and will, if allowed to remain, turn the entire plant back to the original coloration.

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