Re: [IGSROBIN] Creamery & zonartics
Cliff Blackman did send some Zonartic seed to the Geraniaceae Group seed
bank about 1992. It was distributed amongst a number of members and there
may be plants from that seed being grown by GG members. This seed however
was not from a yellow taxon and all of its offspring have been in shades of
pink/light red. Cliff found that he had to have about 70% articulatum in a
cultivar to obtain the yellow colouring. The seed that was distributed only
contained about 40% as I understand.
Some very nice yellow and bi-colour Zonartics do exist but for goodness only
knows reason have not been cultivated and sold. Those of us who have seen
these cultivars have been waiting for some years now to buy plants. It
seems to me that Cliff has been given the 'run-around' by certain overseas
companies who are controlling the release of these plants.
I regard Cliff as a good friend but I have not been able to obtain
seed,cuttings or plants from him as he honours his agreements with these
Geraniaceae Is All Around The World,
From: Ingrid <alfmike@ALGONET.SE>
To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 3:20 AM
Subject: Re: Creamery & zonartics
>Love to do just that :) my Creamery has really awful nodes too! But nothing
>that looks splotched tho'.
>I am just hoping PAC Botham's Surprise will come around soon so I can
>compare the two!
>On another subject...x zonartics...it that something which is available
>outside Australia? Stumbled over them at the GG's website..
>Many thanks and happy rain-dancing from Ingrid in Sweden