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  Re: [Aroid-l] philo hybrid called "Ace of Spades"
From: "Bluesea" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.08.04 at 15:59:30(14471)
I've seen plants labelled 'Ace of Spades'
that I'm reasonably certain were the same as my Philo, Steve. I
would bet a small sum that one of
the parents is erubescens, but I've never
seen anything in print to back that up. Unfortunately, it seems
almost all info on these old Philo hybrids from the 50s thru the 80s is lost in
obscurity. I've tried to find something out about 'Red Princess', which
was WILDLY popular decades ago, without success. That one was in every
nursery and dept store in the country, offered in hanging and climbing forms,
and florists loved it. But it's very hard to find now. It has
been replaced, at least with florists, with 'Red Duchess', a slightly larger
plant that has lobes where 'Red Princess' does not. 'Duchess' is much
faster growing, which probably caused the demise of the slower but IMHO more
attractive 'Red Princess'.

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