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  Zanthedeschia 'coburn'?
From: "Susan Cox" snalice at dslextreme.com> on 2005.03.02 at 21:02:44(12754)
To the person it may concern, or anyone else who might know:

I received a Zanthedeschia from a person in Ireland (I can't remember who
now, sorry) several years ago. It was told to me that this particular
Zanthedeschia survived a terrible, terrible freeze in Ireland (I think) when
many other very hardy plants did not survive. I am hoping to find the
variety name. The closest I can recall, it was something like 'coburn'.
Zanthedeschia coburn? Can someone verify this name? Does anyone recognize
this name, or have a clue as to what I'm talking about? I would like to
hear the details of the freeze story again and rediscover which one it was.
It may have been so named because of the town in which it survived the
freeze.

Please help and thanks!
Susan

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From: "Abrimaal Svartvinter" abrimaal at o2.pl> on 2005.03.05 at 03:59:14(12763)
I think the cultivar's name is Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'. This
is probably the most hardy cultivar.

Greetings

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From: Robb Smith resmith at saltspring.com> on 2005.03.05 at 12:56:58(12766)
Susan Cox wrote:

To the person it may concern, or anyone else who might know:

I received a Zanthedeschia from a person in Ireland (I can't remember who
now, sorry) several years ago. It was told to me that this particular
Zanthedeschia survived a terrible, terrible freeze in Ireland (I think) when
many other very hardy plants did not survive. I am hoping to find the
variety name. The closest I can recall, it was something like 'coburn'.
Zanthedeschia coburn? Can someone verify this name? Does anyone recognize
this name, or have a clue as to what I'm talking about? I would like to
hear the details of the freeze story again and rediscover which one it was.
It may have been so named because of the town in which it survived the
freeze.

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From: bonaventure at optonline.net on 2005.03.05 at 13:50:54(12767)
Sue,
I'm here in central coastal NJ where Alberta clippers have been bringing near 0F temps regularly in winter. Its still cold and the top of the garden soil is still frozen, but Zanties,a small floriferous pink and a medium white with white-speckled leaves, are buried deep within the sandy sub-soil, and have for several years been getting several inches of organic mulch a year. A 'Goliath Yellow' or something like that, has not survived. They sprout and quickly come into bloom in early summer.
Bonaventure Magrys
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From: "Susan Cox" snalice at dslextreme.com> on 2005.03.06 at 01:53:13(12771)
>I think the cultivar's name is Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'. This
is probably the most hardy cultivar.<

Yes, this is most likely the correct cultivar and it sounds most familiar
too. Crowborough/coburn.....the 'c' and the 'b' are all there. :) I found
that Crowborough is a town in East Sussex, UK. Thank you Marek (Abrimaal?),
and thank you Rob and Bonaventure for your suggestions and comments! I will
check my plant against the Crowborough I found online for
similarities......brown petiole bases in particular I suppose.

Susan

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From: "Abrimaal Svartvinter" abrimaal at o2.pl> on 2005.03.07 at 19:46:15(12776)
Susan,

If you have any unidentified aroids, you may send photos to me through the
ID Center in the aroid.org homepage.

Marek

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