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arisaema

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White-flowered Mec quintuplinervia - does it exist?
« on: April 17, 2010, 11:34:02 AM »
Does anyone know if white-flowered forms of Mec quintuplinervia exist, and if they do, where I may get one?
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Re: White-flowered Mec quintuplinervia - does it exist?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 08:59:35 PM »
I've never heard of one.
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Re: White-flowered Mec quintuplinervia - does it exist?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 07:53:24 PM »
Hi, we do know of a white flowered form of M. quintuplinervia which was a hybrid with M.  integrefolia made some years ago and I also know of a hybrid with M. sarsonsii. I am not sure if any of these hybrids still survive but I do not know of any.  cheers Ian the Christie kind.
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Re: White-flowered Mec quintuplinervia - does it exist?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 08:44:25 AM »
Thank you, Ian! It's actually rather promising as I have a (single) seedling of that cross germinating in the benches, hopefully it will be the result of hybridizing, and not just wind pollination. Will try again this summer using M. integrifolia as a mother in the hopes of getting more viable seeds.
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Re: White-flowered Mec quintuplinervia - does it exist?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 02:38:12 PM »
There is a report from many years ago of a white M. quintuplinervia in the wild , just as there is with M. punicea. There is an exceptionally beautiful cross with M. intergrifolia (or maybe with Pseudointegrifolia since it was made before the recent split) called M.x Finlayorum. This is perennial and beautiful (image on Meconopsis World website under hybrids) Originally named after the great Mec. growers from Keillour Casstle - the Knox-Finlays. Mike and Polly Stone produced the same thing in the Highlands as Askival Ivory. I suspect though perennial they have faded away. If you have both the parent species this cross is well worth trying again - I intend to. James Cobb
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Re: White-flowered Mec quintuplinervia - does it exist?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 03:41:00 PM »
There is a report from many years ago of a white M. quintuplinervia in the wild , just as there is with M. punicea. There is an exceptionally beautiful cross with M. intergrifolia (or maybe with Pseudointegrifolia since it was made before the recent split) called M.x Finlayorum. This is perennial and beautiful (image on Meconopsis World website under hybrids)

I agree that this hybrid is a stunningly beautiful plant, can I take the liberty of posting the url of the page on James's site for a quick link:
http://www.meconopsisworld.co.uk/M_x_finlayorum_species_M.html
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