Papilio 'improved'?

Lee Poulsen wlp@Radar-Sci.Jpl.Nasa.Gov
Wed, 14 Apr 2004 17:05:56 PDT
I ordered one of these from Scheepers a few years ago, because I also 
thought it looked kind of like a cybister x papilio cross. When it 
finally bloomed, it looked exactly like H. papilio. It has proven to be 
very vigorous and blooms with multiple stalks. (This year my one-gallon 
pot has four scapes so far.) And the flowers last longer than my 
ordinary papilios. Either I got a straight papilio that was mislabeled 
or could I have gotten an F2 that happens to appear just like the 
papilio parent only more vigorous? It doesn't look anything like the 
picture in the catalog.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

On Apr 14, 2004, at 7:50 AM, Cynthia Mueller wrote:
> There is a cultivar in circulation known as 'Papilio Improved' which
> looks very like the spidery cybister hybrids.  I have viewed it lately
> on the Scheepers website, I believe.

> At first when I saw reference to 'Papilio Improved' I thought that
> meant it would bloom more readily or stay open longer.  Now I see that
> it looks very, very different from Papilio.
> Cynthia Mueller

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