virus in Sparaxis?

Paul Tyerman
Tue, 17 Jun 2003 00:25:02 PDT
Mary Sue,

Thanks for the response.  I have heard nothing else from anyone so yours is
the only thing to go by.  I'd be more expecting mine to be non-virused than
yours with their little splotches all over it, as there are flowers with
blending that appears similar to in my sparaxis.  BUT..... just because I
think it is less likely doesn't mean squat <grin>.  Is Alberto out there
and knows about virus in sparaxis?  Anyone else?  If interested they are at
the bottom of the wiki page on Sparaxis....…

Hopefully someone has experience with Sparaxis of this appearance and
whether they are virused or not?

I happen to agree with you Mary Sue that the pink one is rather different
for a sparaxis.  It is such a rich pink and was most welcome when it
flowered in my garden  I assume that I came across it in a friends garden
and asked for a piece of least that is where I assume it came
from.  That particular one I honestly don't remember.  Most of them I can
place their origins but that one I can't remember. <grin>  Given the
placing of it it was deliberately planted and was not a seedling.  My
Sparaxis are only just getting to the stage where seedlings are emerging
around the place. Given the selection of colours I have now there should be
some interesting results as they combine.  I do have a few more varieties
that I do not have photographs so I'll try to photograph them for you when
they flower this spring.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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