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Re: [IGSROBIN] Information Needed

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 1999 5:21 PM
Subject: Information Needed

> Hello Robiners,
> I have a commercial friend in Western Australia who has asked me to try
> obtain some info. for him.   He is also looking for somebody who will
> either exchange or sell him some seed of Miniature or Dwarf  Pelargoniums.
> Info requested:
> Are there any significant growers/hybridizers of 1) Paint Box series 2)
> Rosebud flowered Ivy 'Geraniums' 3)Dwarf Zonals  a)Gold Leaf types b)
> Box types
> We hear of the huge market for Pelargoniums (incl so-called Geraniums) in
> the USA,
> what types are usually sold?? Are they Regals or Zonals? Are they named
> varieties or bulked commercial types such as PAC or Fischers ??  Is there
> any unsatisfied demand for the less common types of colored leaf,
> miniature, deacon types, hybrid ivies or is the current demand adequately
> met by current specialists such as Faye Brawner .
> Are you experiencing the same situation in the US as we are where named
> varieties are becoming not cost effective and therefore are being
> by commercial growers in favour of the so-called bulk consumer/supermarket
> types where there is an easier $ to be made???
> I am concerned about the direction of modern society in the plant world
> although efforts are being made in some quarters to preserve species and
> cultivars of significance there is little encouragement for hybridizers to
> delve into the unknown and certainly they are a dying race in my Country,
> how about yours?
> Regards
> Alby
> Geraniaceae is all around the World
> mailto:SCRIVENS@bigpond.com
> <http://www.users.bigpond.com/SCRIVENS>

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