Re: [aroid-l] Let the buyers beware
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Let the buyers beware
- From: "Bryant, Susan L." <SLBryant@scj.com>
- Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 07:34:01 -0500
I think that sometimes the mistakes are an honest one. I bought a Am
paeoniifolius tuber from a well known and seemingly reputable ebay seller
who is also an IAS member. In leaf, I'm finding it isn't paeoniifolius- in
fact it looks more like koratensis. Not the plant I bought, but still a
Mitch said: There is no substitute for a good, reliable professional
nursery, and you
are going out on a limb when you buy at auction or from any new source.
I have also bought very expensive bulbs from a good reliable professional
nursery that were dead.
And yes, thanks Jeff. I agree wholeheartedly with everything you said. No
one is twisting anyone's arm to buy these plants. They are worth what they
are worth to the buyer. Gonatopus is a weed in Florida but desired
elsewhere. Lantana is a weed in S Africa but sold in nurseries in the US.
The list goes on and on.
Still, it isn't nice to sell a titanum that is really a konjac!!
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