Arisaema consangineum 'The Perfect Wave'

Ellen Hornig
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:24:28 PST
This is a question I can answer with certainty, as it was I who introduced
'The Perfect Wave' many years ago.

It originated in a batch of seed from Kunming Botanic Garden.  I gather the
BG had a colony of beautifully-marked A. consanguineum (others may know
more about that), so the chances of getting good seedlings were high.  This
particular one was distinguished by both its overall blue cast and its
silver center, so I selected it and propagated it vegetatively.

Having grown out many, many seedlings from it, I can report that the blue
coloration is hard to replicate.  However, I did select and propagate one
really outstanding seedling that is blue, has a bright silver center, AND
has a ruffled edge and greater size and more substance than 'The Perfect
Wave', and christened it 'Wild Blue Yonder'.

Because, sadly, I had to close my nursery before I could introduce that
one, I turned over my stock to Tony Avent at Plant Delights, and he is
offering it now.  In my humble opinion, it's about as good as A.
consanguineum could get.


On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 5:07 AM, Johannes-Ulrich Urban <> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Having received a lot of seed of Arisaema consanguineum 'The Perfect
> Wave' I wonder what the identity of the original clone is. The seed,
> however, is NOT the original clone but should come fairly true to it I
> was told.
> Does anybody know the history of this particular clone? Is it a garden
> hybrid or a garden selection? Or is it a named wild clone?
> Looking at the amount of berries there should be enough to share with
> the BX
> Looking forward to hear from you, greetings from frosty Germany
> Uli
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