Pinellia 'Polly Spout' + P. t. 'Atropurpurea'

Tony Avent
Tue, 20 Nov 2007 04:46:48 PST

That is indeed an interesting question about Pinellia tripartita 
'Atropurpurea'.  We have certainly found it much less aggressive in 
reseeding that straight P. tripartita.  It would be interesting to know 
if anyone has done genetic work to compare the two forms.

Tony Avent
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Paul T. wrote:
>> 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,
> Thanks for the information.  It is interesting that most of the 
> description I found were of a greeny-yellow flower (or chatreuse and 
> yellow) and didn't mention any red flush.  The pic I found had a red 
> flush to it, but with the more open flower like pedatissecta.  The 
> difference in descriptions and pic was one reason I did want to find out more.
> Out of interest, while we're discussing Pinellia...... IS P. 
> tripartita 'Atropurpurea' actually P. tripartita?  While the leaves 
> are the same shape, the growth habit, height of flowers, flower form 
> etc (the stright species for example has a flare around the edge of 
> the spathe, while the 'Atropurpurea' flower is far more open and 
> without any sign of the flare along the edge) are just so different 
> to the straight species that I have always wondered whether it 
> actually is purely that species?
> Thanks again for the info.
> Cheers.
> Paul T.
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