Polianthes and Manfreda crosses--hardiness issues.

Adam Fikso adam14113@ameritech.net
Tue, 09 Jun 2009 15:15:08 PDT
Although the intergeneric hybrid (Mangave) may be tougher, I just bought a Manfreda to see if I can winter it over next to the house.  Then I'll try a hybrid, which I suspect may be tenderer because of the Polianthes component, unless somebody convinces me otherwise, which could probably be done.   If Dennis grew a Manfreda outdoors in Ohio where he is, then I should be able to, also ,.     

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jon Lindstrom" <jtranelll@gmail.com>
To: "pbs" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 2:43 PM
Subject: [pbs] Polianthes and Manfreda crosses

> Crosses with Poliathes tuberosa retain the fragrance of this parent. If I use
> another fragrant Polianthes as a parent (e.g. 'Sunset'), the F1 progeny are also
> fragrant. I don't recall any F1 flowers smelling like Manfreda virginica.
>>Is anyone from further north testing these for hardiness, Jon?
>>Russell, who has yet another brood of M virginica seedlings in his
>>nursery at the moment.

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