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Re: RE:Streptocarpella

Speaking of Heuchera, I discovered my new H. "Monet" got girdled by
grubs. I had this problem a couple of years ago, treated with a systemic
& haven't had a problem 'til now. It was planted on the outer edge of my
fir tree & was doing well.   I remember many years ago when I was growing
azaleas for this nursery in S. Barbara, we had a grub similar to this
that girdled the stems just below the soil line. then, we were able to
use Methyl - Bromide. Can you imagine doing 25 acres? that was the only
way we could control it then. I imagine there are other remedys since
On Sun, 23 Feb 2003 12:40:30 -0500 "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> I was thinking in terms of: Heuchera crossed with Tiarella yields a
> Heucherella.
> Streptocarpus crossed with a ? yields a Streptocarpella. (My qstn is 
> at the
> bottom)
> The reason I assumed a cross is that none of my reference books 
> covers
> Streptocarpella as a genus.  So I checked my houseplant books and 
> only one
> covered it at all: Ortho.  However, I found this statement by Ortho 
> odd:
> "Streptocarpella
> ..........Thick-leaved, pale-flowered StreptocARPUS saxorum is the 
> best
> known of the StreptocarPELLAs."
> Plantfinder's Tender Perennials says of Streptocarpus saxorum:
> "...small sub-shrub with succulent stems and small velvety
> leaves...prostrate habit...copious amounts of small, pale, 
> lavender-blue
> flowers. Good in baskets."
> And then I found my first real clue in Phillips and Rix:
> "Streptocarpus saxorum (subgenus Streptocarpella)"
> So, my qstn for those who know the ins and outs of taxonomy, what 
> exactly
> is meant by P&R's "subgenus" statement?  Is the species 
> Streptocarpus
> saxorum a genus of its own known as Streptocarpella? Or, from the 
> Ortho
> statement, does Streptocarpella come in higher up, meaning carpus 
> are
> pellas but pellas aren't always carpus? Would one of Streptocarpus
> saxorum's cultivars be more correctly named as:
> Streptocarpus saxorum 'Good Hope'
> or as:
> Streptocarpella 'Good Hope'
> Kitty
> > [Original Message]
> > From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 2/22/2003 4:07:02 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] RE:Streptocarpella
> >
> > In a message dated 2/22/03 4:53:06 PM, kmrsy@earthlink.net 
> writes:
> >
> > >So what did they cross with Streptocarpus to get them?
> >
> > Kitty, they are in the same family as African Violets and 
> Achimenes, I 
> > believe.
> >     Ceres  
> >
> > 
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