Colchicum 'Alboplenum' ? 'White Waterlily'

John Grimshaw
Sat, 03 Oct 2009 02:13:15 PDT
Jim McKenney wrote:

>It might be worthwhile to re-do these crosses using the white-flowered
Colchicum 'Innocence' aka 'byzantinum album' instead of Colchicum speciosum
'Album'. <

Possibly, but Colchicum byzantinum is an ancient sterile hybrid, and 
'Innocence' is presumably a sport from it: I can't imagine that a change of 
colour has restored fertility.

John Grimshaw

Dr. John M. Grimshaw
Sycamore Cottage
GL53 9NP

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