White Triteleia Question

Giant Coreopsis giantcoreopsis@gmail.com
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:07:37 PDT
This discussion reminds me of a question I have had about these species. I read that T. peduncularis and to a lesser degree T. hyacinthina are moisture-loving.  Do they nevertheless require dry dormancy in the heat of summer?  Regards, Chris 

On Sep 27, 2013, at 12:47 PM, John Wickham <jwickham@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Sounds like we're all in the same neighborhood. I tried the Google search as well and the photos were confounding. I actually have all three, but of course the question didn't occur to me until they went dormant. I'll have to wait til May or June, I guess. Grateful for the insight into the seller's strategies.
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> From: Mary Sue Ittner <msittner@mcn.org>
> To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> 
> Sent: Friday, September 27, 2013 11:25 AM
> Subject: Re: [pbs] White Triteleia Question
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> Probably the only way you could know for sure is to grow them all and 
> compare them. I looked at the photos of some of the offerings and 
> they don't show the parts of the flowers that would help you figure 
> out whether they could be a white form of Triteleia laxa, Triteleia 
> peduncularis that someone decided to name, or Triteleia hyacinthina. 
> Since all of these species show great variation in nature depending 
> on where they are found and many have a broad distribution, it gets 
> even more complicated. Brent and Becky's sell two of them and they 
> don't tell you how tall 'Silver Queen' gets, but say that 'White 
> Sweep' is a form of Triteleia laxa that grows to 24". Another web 
> site says it is about 1 foot tall. So are they both selling the same 
> thing? Is 'White Sweep' really a form of Triteleia laxa? One picture 
> I saw of 'Silver Queen' made it look like T. peduncularis with long 
> pedicels. All of this gets more complicated since sellers often use 
> photos they find on the Internet to illustrate plants they are 
> selling rather than photograph their own plants. I recently was 
> alerted to photos of mine lifted from the wiki for Ebay and other 
> sellers. It actually was a picture of an entirely different species 
> than the one they were selling. If they were actually growing that 
> plant and looked at the picture they were using to illustrate it, 
> they would have known it was wrong.
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> Mary Sue
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>> Are T. 'Silver Queen', T. 'White Queen', and T. 'White Sweep' the 
>> same or are they different. If they are different, then how?
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