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  Re: [Aroid-l] "black" zantedeschias
From: Susan B honeybunny442 at yahoo.com> on 2006.11.22 at 19:02:26(14837)
Edge of night and Black Star have fairly large flowers and very dark. They may be the same variety (like Picasso and Wizzard).I believe they started off as a sport in a crop of Schwarzenwalder. They both have dark petioles and dark edges to their leaves.----- Original Message ----From: Steve Marak To: Aroid list Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 1:40:17 AMSubject: [Aroid-l] "black" zantedeschiasI keep forgetting to ask about this ....A few weeks ago I was wandering through a local warehouse club (Sam's). Theyhad an arrangement of the most
impressive black zantedeschias I've ever seen.They weren't truly black, of course, but easily the darkest I've ever seen,looking black from any distance at all and without any lighter edge. And in alot of the darker varieties I've seen, the spathes haven't been that large -looked like lots of rehmannii in them, to me, from the size and shape. Butthese had larger spathes with a more open shape. I thought they were artificialuntil I was within a couple of meters, and I had to scratch them to be surethey weren't painted or otherwise artifically colored somehow.The distributor rep happened to be there, and said they were grown either inCosta Rica or Columbia - she wasn't sure which, and didn't know any more. Theygot in only enough to do that one arrangement, and I've seen none since.Anyone know what variety that might be? I've checked out "black callas" on the web - lots of hits, but nothing as impressive as this one.
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