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  Re: Pinellia hybrid
From: BIHOREL at cris.com (Christian Feuillet) on 1997.01.14 at 19:32:16(134)
Do you have an address/e-mail/whatever?

>Pam Bagget reports, in the Jan '97 issue of The Hardy Plant Soc.,
>Mid-Atlantic Group, that a hybrid Pinellia, P. 'Polly Spout', is
>available from We-Du Nursery.
>
>" Woodland gardeners will be interested in Pinellia 'Poly Spout', also
>from We-Du Nurseries. A hybrid which appeared in their nursery several
>years ago, it is probably a cross between P. tripartita and
>P.pedatisecta. As members of the Arum family, pinellias produce
>intriguing spathes ... for several months of the year. 'Poly Spout' has
>an erect green spathe, purplish inside, with protruding green spadix ...
>It grows to nearly 2 feet in height. I've saved the best news for last:
>while most Pinellia are prolific seeders, 'Poly Spout' has proven to be
>sterile. Zone 7b, at least."
>
>I question the Zone 7b. Both parents grow well in 7a and probably in 6
>for that matter. To top it off, We-Du is certainly not in Zone 7b.
>
>OK, Aroid collectors, have at it.
>
>Ray

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