arisaema hybrids

Tony Avent tony at PLANTDELIGHTS.COM
Wed May 26 14:36:47 CEST 2004


Thanks for the info on your arisaema breeding and thanks to David for the
photos of Mark's work.  It does seems possible that quite a bit of breeding
has been done and more is certainly possible with arisaemas.  Unlike many
other plants, growing the cross to maturity is more of an issue than
actually making the crosses.

I'm sure many of the purists are offended at the idea of arisaema hybrids,
but where would the world of horticulture be without hybrids.  How many of
you have a garden of only species hostas?  Why do we do it?  We do it
because the human mind makes us curious to learn what's possible and how.
Without the same mindset of experimentation and adventure, none of us would
be chatting on a computer today.  Where will arisaema breeding lead?  Who
knows?  That is the wonder that keeps us experimenting.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
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Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
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