new Polianthes cultivars

Lee Poulsen
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 21:20:14 PST
Thanks for the article. I found out about them from the latest catalog of one of the commercial Dutch bulb sellers here in the USA, van Bourgondien <>. They're offering a mix of three colors, yellow, pink, and lavender. They're also offering, although it's not in their paper catalog, but I found it by typing 'tuberose' into the search engine on their website, the double pink 'Pink Sapphire', although it's pretty expensive.

Neither the paper catalog nor their website says what it was hybridized from and like Nathan made me immediately wonder what has happened with the hybrids that Jon Lindstrom was developing. I got an email from him a couple of years before he passed away where he mentioned that he had licensed some of them out to some company and that they should therefore begin being offered some time after that. But I haven't heard a thing about them since then, especially after Jon passed away. I second Nathan's question.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

On Jan 12, 2014, at 4:45 PM, Nathan Lange <> wrote:

> Fragrant yellow, pink, and lavender flowering Polianthes:
> For those in the States, Brent and Becky's Bulbs lists Polianthes 
> 'Super Gold' in their current catalog.  Does anyone know of a source 
> for the other cultivars?
> On a related topic, does anyone know what happened to Jon Lindstrom's 
> hybrids he and his graduate student(s) created between Polianthes, 
> Manfreda, and Agave species?
> Nathan

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