Zantedeschia hardiness - the pink form + green goddess

J. Agoston
Thu, 18 Jun 2009 07:15:26 PDT
Dear Paul and Angelo,

My opinion is that in ornamental plants the varieties and cultivars are less
hardy as the original species, of course exceptios make the rule stronger,
those varieties which are bred for hardiness...

It is quite surprising, that both of you are disappointed. My grany has the
normal one and it flowers usually 3 times a year wizth a succession of 3-5
flowers. Maybe the Pink one is not at all Z. aethiopica. Maybe it is a
hybrid with other species. I've heared, that in the Netherlands breeders do
big efforts to combine the good characteristics of the Z. aethiopica (marsh
plant, genetically resistent to Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora, which
cause big losses of Z. ×aestivalis hybrids), and it's floriferousness and
the nice coloures of Z. aestivalis hybrids. As far as I know there are not
any good crosses yet...

My opinion is that Green goddes is not as floriferous as Z. aethiopica. But
I would be interested in your opinion too!


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