and the real question is "why does this BS keep getting asked ?" no insult, but this "?" comes up about once every 4-6 months..WTF are they teaching in High School biology these days...Wharf[/QUOTE/
Thanks Wharfrat, wonder this myself.
Only plants in the same family or genus can be grafted together. People talk of grape and fruit tree grafts, which are hardwood grafts and are much easier to propagate than herbaceous annual and perennial plants and can be performed by average gardeners.
Herbaceous softwood grafting is much harder to achieve success, but the real question is why would anyone want to try. If you want three different varieties, plant three plants, it is much simpler and infinitely more productive use of growing space and time. The skill it would take to do this is light years above most of the people reading this forum, and most trials would end in total failure.
Even if this was accomplished you would have the problem of multiple, different, flowering times on the same plant, creating a culture care nightmare .
Edited by pointswest, 28 October 2010 - 06:25 AM.