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  Orange Candleflower
From: James Waddick <jwaddick at kc.rr.com> on 2012.03.07 at 18:56:00(22647)
Dear Aroiders,
I got a Michigan Bulb Company catalog and wondered why they
are still in business. Beside that, they advertised 'Orange
Candleflower" which made me visit their web site.

Hard to tall what the foliage is like, but this is not a
flower of Arum italicum. The seed filled stems in the inset may be,
but what do you think of this mash up ?

http://www.michiganbulb.com/product/Orange_Candleflower/Bulbs?p22504&gclid=CI7ezvOl1q4CFUQUKgode2vHbw

Also found on Holand Bulb Farms web site. I'd
laugh if it was really funny. Jim W.
--
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
USA

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From: Kyle Baker <kylefletcherbaker at yahoo.com> on 2012.03.10 at 15:59:06(22650)
definitely an Arum , which I've no idea....

Mr. Kyle Fletcher Baker, MCN
Maine Zone 5

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From: Don Martinson <llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2012.03.10 at 16:04:21(22651)
They lie!

And what is more perplexing is that they actually received a favorable rating from Consumer Reports several years ago – based on the receipt of a single healthy Clematis!

I’ve usually depended upon CR for a relative unbiased review of vendors, but in this case, they really screwed up....

Don Martinson

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From: hermine <hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2012.03.10 at 18:15:19(22653)
At 06:56 PM 3/7/2012, you wrote:
>Dear Aroiders,
> I got a Michigan Bulb Company catalog and wondered why they
>are still in business. Beside that, they advertised 'Orange
>Candleflower" which made me visit their web site.

What I do not understand, Jim, is how you were able to resist Purple
Love Grass. I did see something which MIGHT give me a reason to grow
Tulips, Variegated Firespray, but it was out of stock.

I wonder what sun in what galaxy yielded up some of these colours.

hermine

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From: "Paul T." <ptyerman at ozemail.com.au> on 2012.03.10 at 21:48:36(22654)
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> Hard to tall what the foliage is like, but this is not a
>flower of Arum italicum. The seed filled stems in the inset may be,
>but what do you think of this mash up ?

Jim,

A rather nice colour enhanced Arum dioscoridis
perhaps? Pretty if it were that intense, but
then I reckon they're pretty enough in reality
without the colour enhancement.

Cheers.

Paul T.

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From: Ernesto Collosi <ernestocollosi at hotmail.com> on 2012.03.11 at 11:35:32(22658)
James,
Thanks for the tip, I ordered bulbs, we'll see what they are like.
Ernesto Collosi

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From: "J. Agoston" <agoston.janos123 at gmail.com> on 2012.03.13 at 13:18:48(22660)
And if you visit Breck's website you will see an other picture which looks like the leaves of Zantedeschia albomaculata and the fruit heads of Arum italicum. It is called marketing.
It is very common that the pictures are edited to make the plant more attractive. I think the biggest problems are with the pre-packed bulbs with capper.

And they do forget to tell about the smell of Sauromatum guttatum (Typhonium venosum, or what ever name you like).

Janos

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