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From: "J.E. Shields" <jshields at INDY.NET>
Subject: Re: Arisaema fargesii x heterophyllum
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Another thing about hybrids -- sometimes you get synergy in cold
hardiness.  I've no experience with Arisaema hybrids, but other plant
genera sometimes show this.  It would be very interesting to eventually
test Arisaema hybrids for enhanced vigors and hardiness.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 12:53 PM 5/23/2007 -0500, Adam wrote:
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Tony Avent" <tony at PLANTDELIGHTS.COM>
>Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 10:50 AM
>Subject: Re: Arisaema fargesii x heterophyllum
>>The leaves are perfectly intermediate and the inflorescence has the for=m
>>of A. heterophyllum, and the height and coloration of A. fargesii.  The
>>three seedlings vary by 4 weeks in emergence dates.
>The variation in emergence time is interesting and, for me, unexpected,
>because this feature is not quite "intermediate"  although it may be if
>the parents were somwhat separated in emergence dates.   So
>"intermediate"might not be an arithmetic average, but scattered along a
>continuum.  The plant decides, not us.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344     or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA

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