arisaema hybrids

Tony Avent tony at PLANTDELIGHTS.COM
Mon May 24 22:53:47 CEST 2004


Thanks for the updates on Roy's work.  Are there any wide crosses in the
group that you can tell?  I'm still growing species hostas and daylilies.
I don't think arisaemas have a chance of getting to that level if we all
started regular breeding programs.

> Tony
>   nicely variegated leaves and spadices not unlike sikokianum in shape.
> So far they seem to be longer lived than sikokianum, although not as
> I share Pascal Bruggeman's concern that the popularity of arisaemas as
>garden plants, together with what seems to be a readiness to interbreed
>(even between separate sections), may soon wipe out many separate species
>and turn our garden arisaemas into healthy mongrels!
> Jim
> Jim McClements
> 50 S. Prestwick Ct, Dover, Delaware, 19904, USA, Zone 7a
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