Pinellia 'Polly Spout'

Tony Avent
Mon, 19 Nov 2007 14:33:55 PST
Paul, Mark:

Pinellia 'Polly Spout' is a seedling that Dick Weaver (founder of We-Du 
Nursery) found in his garden back in the early 1990's...a hybrid of P. 
tripartita 'Atropurpurea' and P. pedatisecta.  Dick named it after the 
town in NC where We-Du is located. To my knowledge, it is the only 
sterile form of pinellia, and while it is very vigorous, it doesn't 
offset very rapidly.  It puts on a tremendous floral show all summer and 
the flowers are most certainly red-flushed, although not as dark as P. 
tripartita 'Atropurpurea'.   I hope this helps.

Tony Avent
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Paul T. wrote:
>> Eucomis and Kniphofia that I found ungrowable several hundred miles 
>> south in my former Connecticut garden.  Her reliable snow cover and 
>> superior growing talent are probably the difference. I bid for 
>> Pinellia "Polly Spout" and won!!!
> Mark,
> And what pray tell is Pinellia 'Polly Spout' like?  Checking google 
> it seems to be a P. pedatissecta, but some pics show what looks like 
> a purply flower, while others describe a greeny yellow?  What is 
> distinctive about it?
> Cheers.
> Paul T.
> Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9
> Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world 
> including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, 
> Galanthus, Irises, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about 
> anything else that doesn't move!! 
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