hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Pinellia Polly Spout

  • Subject: Re: Pinellia Polly Spout
  • From: Tony Avent <Tony@plantdelights.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:58:40 -0400


Last near the new cross was indeed fertile, but then we have it in a row beside P. 'Polly Spout'.  To really find if it is also self sterile, we would need to move a plant into an isolation block, which we have not done.  We grew additional seedlings from the new cross, and they, like their parents appear to be identical, although they aren't old enough for a size comparison yet.

It was my hope to have some characteristics of P. cordata in the hybrid, but no luck so far.  I also added P. peltata to the isolation block with the original P. 'Polly Spout' in hope of hybrids that have characteristics of both parents.  Stay tuned.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
email tony@plantdelights.com
website  http://www.plantdelights.com
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself...at least three times" - Avent

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of James Waddick
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:59 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Pinellia Polly Spout

>  Pinellia 'Polly Spout' (P. tripartita x P. pedatisecta), ... and P.
>cordata. ...are identical to the original clone except for their size,
>which is uniformly 50% large than the parent...quite unexpected.

Dear Tony,
        This is quite interesting. Are these larger Polly sterile, also?

        I suppose it is possible that the introduction of pollen from P. cordata influenced chromosome replication somewhere along the line and these larger "hybrids" may be triploid or tetraploid. If the latter they might have increased fertility.

        And it will be interesting to see if Polly and the new larger Polly that are now growing together  can cross breed.  Is  a fertile 'Super Polly' in the future.?

        Derek if you are in the market for smaller Pinellia I can recommend both P. cordata and P. peltatum. Both very attractive smaller less aggressive species.

                Best            Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
        Summer 100F +

Aroid-L mailing list
Aroid-L mailing list

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement