Rhodophiala bifida name - cross posting

Tony Avent Tony@plantdelights.com
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 08:18:37 PST

I always heard the Rhodophiala 'Hill Country Red' was a triploid, but when we grow it beside wild collected seedlings, it becomes fertile.  That leads me to believe that it is not a triploid, but I haven't had that confirmed.

Tony Avent
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From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of J.E. Shields
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2011 11:10 AM
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Subject: Re: [pbs] Rhodophiala bifida name - cross posting


I assume the cv. 'Hill Country Red' is the triploid form.  Are any of the other clones or groups you showed also triploid?

Jim Shields

At 08:39 AM 12/9/2011 -0500, you wrote:
>We will publish it in our catalog, and hope to also do a write-up in
>one of the bulb journals as well.
>Here is a link to a gallery of Rhodophiala bifida images for comparison.
>Tony Avent
>Plant Delights Nursery @

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